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2006 National Hip Hop Political Convention Kicks off Today

Chicago is the host city for the second annual National Hip Hop Political Convention. The four day event, to be held at several sites, is expected to build upon the success of the first-ever National Hip Hop Political Convention, where in 2004, over 6000 members of the Hip Hop generation converged in Newark, NJ. This year’s convention focuses on training future leaders and equipping the generation to become accountable and responsible with Hip Hop, both the culture and its music.

The National Hip Hop Political Convention Kicks Off Today!

July 20 - 23, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago is the host city for the second annual National Hip Hop Political Convention. The four day event, to be held at several sites, is expected to build upon the success of the first-ever National Hip Hop Political Convention, where in 2004, over 6000 members of the Hip Hop generation converged in Newark, NJ. This year’s convention focuses on training future leaders and equipping the generation to become accountable and responsible with Hip Hop, both the culture and its music.

The theme of the 2006 NHHPC is Money - Power - Respect. Programming is designed to educate members of the Hip Hop generation on how to earn, demand and work for all three.

Scheduled programming consists of Freedom School, a Film Festival, Issue Education, Town Hall Meetings, Panel Discussions, Concert/Block Party, Performances, "Down By Law" battles, afterparties and culminating vote on agenda by NHHPC National Assembly.

The plenary session for this year’s event will be “The Movement Continues,” an intergenerational dialogue between organizers and activists from the Civil Rights era and the Hip Hop generation.

The cost of registration for freedom school trainings is $35 for the general public. On-site registration is available. To register, please call 773.238.4533 or visit: www.2006hiphopconvention.com.

-Complete Schedule of NHHPC
   Performers, Speakers, Panelists & Moderators  

dead prez, Immortal Technique, Boots Riley, A-Alikes, Cappadona, Fred Hampton Jr., Rosa Clemente, Davey D, Jeff Johnson, TJ Crawford, Billy "Upski" Wimsatt, Bakari Kitwana, Baye Adofo–Wilson, Lisa Fager, Ilana "Invincible" Weaver, J-Love Calderon, Jorge "Fabel" Pabon, Cashus D, Minister Server, Monique C Scott, Shamako Noble, Rodstarz, Malik Yusef, Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., A8 All Stars, Adrienne M. Brown, Aisha Satterwhite, Alderman Toni Preckwinkle, Amina Norman-Hawkins, Amisha Patel, Ang13, Angela Garretson, Angela Woodson, Alejandra Ibanez, Andreas Hale, Anyil, Aquamoon, A. Miglietta, Arreloa José, Ayinde Baptiste, BBoyB, Bernard Dory, Biko Baker, Bill Merritt, Boima Tucker, Brahim, Brian Rikuda, Caren Bond, Cedric Shine, Charles Basden, Chris Butler, Chris Johnson, Christie Z-Pabon, Christina Hollenbeck, CJ Jenkins, Cliff Kelley, Constance “Connie” Howard, Curtis Monday, DJ Paradise, DJ SP One, David Dix, Dawnelisa Fisher, Diana Salas, Diane Nash, Dr. Bonnetta Colman, Dr. Conrad Worrell, Dr. Iva Carruthes, Dorothy Brown, Dynamic Vibrations, Eduardo Garza, Elevation, Emerald, Emma Lozano, Enoch Muhammad, Eric Whitaker, Fahiym Ratcliffe, Fidel Verdin, Franz Diego, Henry English, Heru, Hillary Guillory, Iomas Marad, IL State Rep. Kwame Raoul, James Thiwanda, Jassun Perez, Jay Carr, Jay Woodson, Jeremiah Grace, Jessyman, Jimilata Tillman, Jitu the Jugganot, John Burton, John Paul, Joe Muhammad, Julie Santos, Jycorri Robinson, Kale Barnard, Kali Akuno Williams, Keegan King, K Boogie, Khari Mosley, Kim Price, Kofi Jones, Lavon, LeAllan Jones, Leila Steinberg, Lou Meyers, Malia Lazu, Malik Cooper, Malik Raheem, Man-o-Wax, Marlowe Colvin, Marc Hill, Mateo Zapata, Mike Flow, Mikkey, Nimco Ahmed, Nusense, Obalaye Macharia, Omowale Adewale, Orlando Green, Pat Hill, Patrice Guillory, Poetree Chicago, Primeridian, Quasi, Rev. James Lawson, Rev. Romal Tune, Rebel Diaz, Rita Lee, Ryan Ford, Sam Buffington, SB, Senator Emil Jones, Sevin, Slang, skim, Spq*Her, Steven Waddy, STR8Jakket, Summer Jackson, Tarik Ross, Toki Right, Tony Muhammad, Troy Nkrumah, Twon Gabbz, Underground Railroad, Walter Burnett, William McNary, Wonder Women, Zack Exely, Zenzele and many more.

-Organizations Representing at NHHPC   

The National Hip Hop Political Convention (NHHPC), NHHPC Progressive Women’s Caucus, 1199, A.I.M., African American Police League, A New Way Media, American Progress, Batey Urbano, BET, Breakdown FM, Campus Progress, Centro Sin Fronteras, CFM, Cities for Progress, Common Ground, The Cure, Dollars and Sense, Fly Paper, G.A.M.E., Hands off Assata, Hardknock Radio, Heru Speaks, Hip Hop Congress, Illinois Department of Human Services, Industry Ears, International Artists Union, Jericho Amnesty Movement, Korean American Community Center, Kuumba Lynx, Latino United Families, League of Young Voters, Magic, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, The Midwest Youth Spoken Word Coalition, Muslims in Hip Hop, National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights, The Praxis Project, Prisoners of Conscience Committee, R.E.A.C.Hip-Hop, The Rock Steady Crew, Ruckus Society, Rudy Lozano Leadership Academy, Temple of HipHop, Temple University, SEIU, The Source, Tools of War, UAN, Universal Zulu Nation and more.
   

-FYI
     
The 2006 National Hip Hop Political Convention is hosted by the Chicago Hip Hop Civic Engagement Project that includes several annual events and ongoing initiatives.

Hip Hop is a global culture based on a shared belief in the principles of knowledge, wisdom, understanding, freedom, justice, equality, peace, unity, love, respect, work and fun. Hip Hop activities include rap, dance, visual art and music. Hip Hop industry activities include fashion, technology and entrepreneurship. Hip Hop civic engagement includes individual and collective actions designed to identify and address issues of public concern.

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