September 9, 2017 –
“Hip Hop and Activism” – a workshop in Holyoke open to youth and adults, focusing on the historical and current connections between community activism and Hip Hop culture. 11 am, Wistariahurst, 238 Cabot St.
Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership
This multimedia workshop led by Rebel Diaz will focus on the historical and current connections between community activism and Hip Hop culture. By looking at historical examples of community organizing through Hip-Hop, as well as music, videos, and pictures, we will explore the notion of community self-determination inherent in Hip-Hop, and how this essence can be reclaimed in the context of today’s corporate rap music industry.
Rebel Diaz, a political Hip Hop duo out of the Bronx, NY and Chicago, IL consisting of the Chilean brothers Rodrigo Venegas (known as RodStarz) and Gonzalo Venegas (known as G1) use their music and unyielding social and political activism as an organizing tool and to spread knowledge about injustice. In the tradition of “Nueva Canción Chilena,” Rebel Diaz was named by AllHipHop.com as one of the top 50 emerging/underground Hip Hop artists of 2013.
11 am - 12: 30 pm. Wistariahurst Music Room, 238 Cabot St., Holyoke. Free of charge but pre-registration required. The Rosenberg Fund for Children is proud to underwrite this event.