Help us fight white supremacy by funding Hip Hop & social justice education!
Corporate media presents Hip Hop music and Culture as a grotesque array of negative stereotypes that embrace criminality, sexism, homophobia, gross materialism, and domination culture. These false representations of Black people are rooted in white supremacy and serve to justify police brutality, systemic racism, and the criminalization of BIPOC communities.
To enhance opportunities for BIPOC communities in the Bay Area, Hip Hop For Change is reclaiming Hip Hop Culture as a vehicle for education, empowerment, and cultural innovation. The goal and objective of our education program is to inspire youth to have a new look at Hip Hop as a vehicle of healthy self-expression and community empowerment, as a means to navigate through the challenges that they are facing. We have provided Hip Hop and social justice education to over 25,000 students across the nation and the world, from the Bay Area to El Salvador.
- In 2020, Hip Hop For Change was awarded the William J. Zellerbach Award For Social Change and the SF Symphony's Ellen Magnin Newman Award.
RECENT PROJECT: We are currently building a FREE RECORDING STUDIO in Oakland, California for youth to explore their creative passions, heal from their collective trauma, and learn about true Hip Hop Culture rooted in peace, love, unity, and having fun!
Hip Hop For Change Studios will also be utilized as a safe space to help Oakland transitional youth reintegrate themselves back into our community. We believe that culturally relevant re-entry programs can offer effective methods for sustainable reform. Hip Hop For Change will be partnering with Alameda County Detention Center under the purview of the Alameda County Probation Department in connecting their Oakland youth to our resources, artists, and organizations as a part of their reintegration process.
Let’s give the youth the free studio they deserve! Donate today!