January Meeting

The January meeting of the NHHPC ATX LOC will be held on it’s regular date and time, but we will meet at the Victory Grill (1104 E. 11th).

Recap:
The January meeting will be tomorrow, Jan. 27, 2009 at 6:30 at The Victory Grill.

Hope to see you all there!

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December Meeting

Our December meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 6:30 pm at the Victory Grill.

The last Tuesday of December is just too much in the middle of the holidays. We will return to our regular meeting schedule and place in January.

We will have treats and drinks and a festive atmosphere at this December meeting. Please join us!

November Meeting

Because our regularly scheduled meeting would fall during Thanksgiving week, the November meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 6:30 pm.

This is Veterans’ Day, so the Carver Library is closed. We will meet instead at the Victory Grill, 1104 E 11th St.

Hope to see you there!

Summary:
November Meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 6:30 pm
Victory Grill, 1104 E. 11th

October meeting cancelled

Unfortunately, we will not be meeting at our usual time (the last Tuesday of the month) in October. November and December meetings will be irregular as well due to the holidays.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please check back here for upcoming meeting times. Meetings will still be held at the Carver Library.

Community Political Forum

For more information:

http://www.citizinemag.com/

East Austin Block Party

East Austin Block Party on October 20th

Hip Hop for President mp3 from Chaos Clique

Get involved in this historic 2008 election by attending the East Austin Block Party at Victory Grill. October 20 is the first day to vote early, and we’re celebrating with live music at Austin’s oldest blues club.

There will be voter information tables from each political party, and all interested candidates will be recognized at 7:00pm.

WHO: “Vote=Voice” Non-Partisan Voter Education Group

WHAT: East Austin Block Party Early Vote Kickoff Rally

WHEN: Monday, October 20
5:00pm Gospel
6:00pm R&B
7:00pm Meet the Candidates
8:00pm Hip Hop

WHERE: 1104 East 11th Street, Austin, TX 78702 (map)

HOW: Free Entry with “I HAVE VOTED STICKER” Click here to RSVP

CONTACT: Clifford Gillard (512) 626-7190 or email anotheroptionproductions@gmail.com

Freedom Summer Press Release

Contact Information: Kenavon T. Carter
512-659-5134
hiphopfirm@gmail.com

FREEDOM SUMMER: A Hip Hop for Justice Concert

On July 11, 2008 at the historic Victory Grill, the Austin chapter of the National HipHop Political Convention, PODER (People in Defense of the Earth and her Resources), the ACLU – Central Texas Chapter, and Another Option Productions will host Freedom Summer: A HipHop for Justice Concert.

This event brings together some of the Austin’s’ finest HipHop artists, social justice organizations and activists to entertain, educate and organize members of the community around issues concerning police misconduct, racial profiling and the impact of the war on drugs and the war on youth (via programs masquerading as anti-gang/anti-graffiti efforts).

  • “Youth today are getting a raw deal: schools are closing on the eastside while more jails are being built and unjust war being waged, using them as cannon fodder. Our punitive criminal justice system sets up youth for failure. It is imperative we stop the madness and empower youth to organize for their future.” — Erika Gonzalez, PODER

Talented emcees such as Blacklisted Individuals, Element 7d, Global, Mirage, Rance Noble and Dred Skott, will rock the mic while licensed attorneys will present Know Your Rights and a Cop Watch Training for all attendees. Cliff Brown, the Police Monitor for the City of Austin, will inform attendees on how to file police complaints.

The Freedom Summer concert will also showcase artwork, poetry and spoken word pieces from the Young Scholars for Justice Network.

Chris Harris, producer/deejay of Concrete Schoolyard on KOOP 91.7 FM radio, hosts.

The Victory Grill is located at 1104 E. 11th St. Doors open at 7pm. Open mic, poetry and spoken word from 7-9pm. Speak outs, networking and deejay music will follow with HipHop acts/Know Your Rights trainings from 10pm-2am.

All ages are invited.

Tickets are $5 minimum, $10 preferred. All proceeds from the show will go towards scholarships for young people to attend the National HipHop Political Conference, August 1-3, in Las Vegas. Those wishing to donate to the scholarship fund can visit: http://www.nhhpcatxloc.wordpress.com where they can find out more about the Austin chapter of the National HipHop Political Convention.

For more information about the National HipHop Political Convention and conference, please go to http://www.nhhpc.org

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