Rise & Decolonize! Let’s Get Free

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November 18th, 2011

Rise & Decolonize! Let’s Get Free

Hip Hop Occupies and the POC Caucus of Occupy Seattle present an urban arts-infused event that redefines protest and self-determination. In partnership with 206 Zulu, Dope Emporium, Black Orchid Collective, and over a dozen other local Hip Hop organizations, collectives, and businesses, “Rise & Decolonize! Let’s Get Free” aims to create a new model for engaging and empowering youth, people of color, and other underrepresented voices in the ‘Occupy Movement’. The “Rise & Decolonize” program will feature a march down to Westlake, performances from over twenty local DJs, emcees, and b-boy/b-girl crews, speakers, live art and cipher spaces, as well as a survey to canvass and identify local demands around youth service, media justice, economic displacement, and other issues directly impacting underrepresented communities in Seattle.

5pm: Press Conference
– Opening Statements & Acknowledgements
– Background on Hip Hop History Month
– Mission of Rise & Decolonize! Let’s Get Free

5:30-9:30pm: Rally & Performances featuring:
Black Stax, Sista Hailstorm, Suntonio Bandanaz, Waves of the Mind, DJ Seabefore, Kurvus Blackbird, DJ Intylekt, Sean Malik, Graves33, Greg & Jerome, Jamil, Youth Speaking Truth, GMF Squad, Messiah, JJ, Black Magic Noize, Sire One, Khazm, Julie-C, E-Dawg, and B-Boy/B-Girl cyphers from Circle of Fire, Crisis Crew, North City Rockers and more!

9:30-10pm: Closing Cyphers

Westlake Park
4th & Pine
Seattle, WA 98101

5-11pm – All Ages – Free