Folks you might remember that a month or so ago, we featured B-girl Be : A Celebration of Women in Hip-Hop, a multimedia festival encompassing the four elements of hip-hop: MCing, DJing, breakdancing, graffiti. Well the time for the festival has rolled around fast. You can still sign up to participate. It is in Minneapolis. If you can't go, make a donation.
For those new to this blog, there are ALOT of you, we don't just sit around complaining about D-List comedians and morally bankrupt artists and record executives. One of the purposes of this blog is to highlight grassroots efforts to combat negative portrayals of African American women in popular culture. We call it Featured Activism. It's not as sexy as posting YouTube clips of D-list comedians or throwing barbs at Al Sharpton or Russell Simmons, but it is just as important to me.
Building on the last two years’ wildly successful festival, Intermedia Arts is proud to present the third annual B-Girl Be: A Celebration of Women in Hip-Hop, a multimedia festival encompassing the four elements of hip-hop: MCing, DJing, breakdancing, graffiti—and more. The mission of B-Girl Be is to influence and inspire leadership to change the perceptions and roles of women in hip-hop for current and future generations. This annual event is a place to make connections, build confidence, sharpen skills and gain access to the tools to create music, film, poetry, rap, aerosol art and dance.
On June 28, 2007 B-Girl Be kicks off with the B-Girl Be Summit, a multidisciplinary summit that brings international, national and local girls and women in hip-hop together in Minneapolis for dialogues, art-making, screenings, performances, workshops and networking opportunities. This four-day summit (June 28-July 1) showcases women through live performances, fashion, films, videos, workshops and panels.
For earlier Featured Activism Posts, you can go here, here, here, here, and here. Take a moment to troll through the archives. If you know of an individual or organization engaged in combating the War on Black Women, drop us a line. Yes I am a fan of vitriol and the melodramatic colloquialisms on occasion when I become swept up in my own outrage over the War on Black Women, but we always take it back to the original purpose here at What About Our Daughters?
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