I am currently blogging from the Hotel lobby of the Hilton in Santa Cruz, California. I am participating in the Essie Justice Group Policy Summit. The mission of Essie is to support women who have incarcerated loved ones.
I am so grateful to have this time to connect with other women (and a few men) who have been impacted by mass incarceration.
Greetings to my Essie Sisters!!! Below you will find some of the information I promised and covered in my speech today:
Echoing Green – http://www.echoinggreen.org/
NYU’s Hip Hop Education Award Recipients & where they are based:
- Afrika Bambaataa – Zulu Nation – New York, NY / Global
- Maureen Yancey aka Ma Dukes – J Dilla Foundation – Detroit, MI / National
- Tomas Alvarez and Rob Jackson – Beats, Rhymes and Life – Oakland, CA
- Dr. Olajide Williams, Easy AD, Artie Green, and Doug E Fresh –Hip-Hop Public Health-Columbia University
- Christopher Emdin and The GZA – Science Genius High School B.A.T.T.L.E.S. – Columbia University
- David TC Ellis – High School for Recording Arts aka Hip Hop High – St. Paul, Minnesota
- Toki Wright – Hip-Hop Studies Program – McNally Smith College of Music – Saint Paul, MN
- Donnie Smith and Che Smith aka Rhymefest – Donda’s House – Chicago, IL
- DJ Stephen Levitin aka Apple Juice Kid, Pierce Freelon, and Dr. Mark Katz – Beat Making Lab – University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill / Global
Rape Victims Advocates: http://www.rapevictimadvocates.org/