CITY’S MOST ADVERSLY IMPACTED COMMUNITIES ORGANIZE STATE-OF-DETROIT TOWN HALL TO SPEAK ON BANKRUPTCY, VIOLENCE, SCHOOLS, CIVIL RIGHTS, ENVIRONMENT
Hip Hop Caucus Detroit Town Hall Will Speak to the Unending State of Crises in Low-Income Detroit Communities
WHO: Speakers: Angelo Henderson, Pulitzer Prize winning Journalist; Trick-Trick, community leader, entertainer, entrepreneur; James Craig, Detroit Police Chief; Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., President and CEO, Hip Hop Caucus; K.C. Wilborn, educator; Karen Dumas, communications and political strategist; Brandon Jessup, CEO Michigan Forward; Brian “DJBJ3525” Jackson, entertainer and philanthropist, and CP, activist and comedian; Suliman Mausi, Entrepreneur and Concert Promoter. Performance By: Jessica Care Moore, internationally renowned poet, publisher, activist, playwright and actor (she will also be a speaker). Moderated By: LaRonn Harris, Chair and City Coordinator, Hip Hop Caucus Detroit. More participants TBA, and Mayor-Elect Mike Duggan has been invited.
WHAT: This is the first post-2013 Election Town Hall in a series of regular Town Halls organized by Hip Hop Caucus Detroit. Under less urgent circumstances, each Town Hall has covered a specific topic. Now, with the city’s bankruptcy moving forward, and the daily struggles for the city’s poor to survive compounding extraordinarily challenging circumstances, this critically-timed Town Hall will broach a comprehensive set of issues: the city’s and residents’ economic challenges, civil and human rights issues (including violence and racial profiling), schools and education, environmental health issues, and voting rights and the future of the democratic process in the city. Radio-One has partnered with Hip Hop Caucus Detroit on promoting this Town Hall event. (Event info is here: http://thewright.org/component/eventlist/details/903-edutainment-101-the-state-of-detroit-townhall-meeting)
WHEN: Sunday, December 8, 2013
4pm – 7pm
Media Check-In begins 3:45pm
Interviews will be available with select speakers and
presenters immediately following the event, special
interviews may be arranged upon request prior to
WHERE: Charles H Wright Museum of African American
History, Multi Purpose Room
315 East Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
(and live-streamed here: http://new.livestream.com/accounts/2710797)
CONTACT: LaRonn Harris, 313.477.5683, firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Hip Hop Caucus Detroit (www.hiphopcaucus.org): Hip Hop Caucus Detroit is a local arm of the national Hip Hop Caucus. Formed in 2004, the Hip Hop Caucus (HHC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that leverages Hip Hop culture to encourage young people to participate in the democratic process. Through a collaborative leadership network, HHC addresses core issues affecting underserved communities. HHC programs and campaigns support solution-driven community organizing led by today’s young leaders.