The Dayton Human Relations Council, in collaboration with Wright State University's Bolinga Black Cultural Resource Center, is hosting a Dear Dr. Hip-Hop: Speak. Be Heard. Be Considered. event designed to urge an active community response in speaking out against crime, incivility, and gun violence. The 3-day event will serve as the conduit for conversation and empowerment; using hip-hop as the lens to explore multiple facets of community relations and cultivate young adult community activism. Thursday, April 11th (6pm): Community Kick-Off Rally with light dinner at Omega Baptist Church, 1821 Emerson Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45406. (Free event) Friday, April 12th (9-12am): Old School Hip-Hop Tribute: Stop the Violence Concert featuring Recording Artist MC Lyte, Political Rapper Jasiri X, WuLords and Scratchmatic. Thurgood Marshall High School, 4447 Hoover Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45417. (Tickets required, $10) Saturday, April 13th (10-1pm): Speak. Be. Heard. Be Considered. Panel Discussion featuring MC Lyte, Jasiri X, and Political Analyst Bakari Kitwana. Thurgood Marshall High School. Lunch and book signing with MC Lyte directly following discussion. (Registration required, Free event) For more information, contact the Human Relations Council at 937-333-1403.
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