Summer 2015 marks the We Are Hip Hop Festival 10th Anniversary! It continues as a free event open to the public, the only program of its kind with a complete schedule of activities conceived and curated by youth in Pilsen. Organized during Spring and Summer, with two instructors and two dedicated teams of interns that spend countless hours coordinating this arts and community event that preserves and celebrates the positive aspects of Hip Hop culture in Chicago. While exploring the history, the youth are given a fresh perspective and are able to have critical discussions about its political/social aspects and role/responsibility of the artist.
Students involved in the We Are Hip Hop program receive intensive training on planning, promoting and branding the festival. Activities also include the promotion of Hip Hop culture and its elements while cultivating teens into community leaders. Through participation, teens learn to think critically while addressing controversial issues directly affecting them. Teens will grasp marketing and promotions, event coordinating and positive social media skills, as well as leadership and professional development.
SAVE THE DATE: We Are Hip Hop Youth Festival's 10th Anniversary. August 8th 2015! Dvorak Park: Cermak and May Chicago, IL 60608