Center for Civil and Human Rights and A3C present ‘Get Centered,’ a look at hip-hop’s role in social justice.


ATLANTA — The Center for Civil and Human Rights will host a powerful forum during A3C conference called “Get Centered.” a unique event to celebrate its 2nd anniversary on Thursday, June 23rd from 8 – 11 PM. The panel will focus on hip-hop’s past and present impact on the civil rights movement, with panelists: Killer Mike, Toni Blackman, Stic (of Dead Prez), Speech (of Arrested Development) and David Wall Rice (of Morehouse University). Rohit Malhota of the Center for Civic Innovation will moderate the discussion.
Get Centered is produced in association with A3C Festival & Conference, one of the largest hip-hop events in the US and a force for discovery, education and collaboration.  A3C has programmed an unforgettable evening that includes a panel, special DJ sets and a performance by Soul Food Cypher.
More than a birthday party; the celebration will echo the design and content of The Center, inspiring visitors to learn more about the struggles for human rights at home and around the world – with a sense hope, commitment, and action.
Legendary Atlanta DJs, DJ Jelly, DJ Nabs and Jaycee have all prepared DJ sets highlighting records that exemplify political, socially conscious and progressive movements.
Soul Food Cypher is an organization that prides itself on using the power of speech to transform lives and communities.  Soul Food Cypher will be hosting a cypher and inviting the crowd to participate.
Derreck Kayongo, CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights said, “Get Centered is a true testament to the evolution of social change. There isn’t a better home for this kind of celebration than the Center for Civil and Human Rights, the House of Courage.”
“We are honored to be working with the Center for Civil and Human Rights to help celebrate their 2nd anniversary party,” said Mike Walbert, executive director of A3C.”The panel brings an amazing group of people together to discuss hip-hop’s impact in social change over the last 40 years.  I am really looking forward to the conversation and an unforgettable night.”
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