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Birmingham City Council President Pro-Tem hosts Fifth Annual Hip-Hop to Hip-Hope with City of Birmingham Youth

PRESS RELEASE                                                                               Friday, November 21, 2014

Contact: Chiara Morrow

Phone: 205-908-7392

chiara.morrow@birminghamal.gov

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Entertainment for a cause, that’s the goal of the fifth annual Hip Hop to Hip-Hope that is a part of the 100 Days of Non Violence campaign. The Hip-Hop to Hip-Hope forum will use entertainment and education as a way to spark conversation with students about various issues including the principles of nonviolence that they face in today’s society.

“Our young people need the support of the community as they strive to reach their goals in life,” Council President Pro-Tem Jay Roberson said. “Hip-Hop to Hip-Hope is an opportunity for them to have fun and share their concerns and solutions for sound decision making.”

The event will take place Wednesday November 26, 2014 at the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame Carver Theater, 1631 fourth Ave. North. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. with a live performance by the hit group “Dem Freshmen.”

For a visual look at what you can expect at this year’s Fun Day please view this video produced by the Birmingham City Council Public Information Office: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP-sRIBwGAA&feature=youtu.be

The first 100 tickets will be $10 and everyone is encouraged to bring a can good for $5 off general admission. Other live performances will include TJay Lamar, Taylor Semone, Music by DJ Fresh, Halo Wheeler and the Creative Minds Dance Group. Not to mention high school step teams AKD, Phi Omega Heart, Nu Kappa League and Phi Gamma Rho who will give a phenomenal step show. You don’t want to miss out!

About 100 Days of Non Violence

The 100 Days of Non Violence Initiative began five years ago under the leadership of Council President Pro-Tem Jay Roberson. It runs during the months of October through January and to date no young person under the age of 18 has died to any senseless act of violence in that time. Each year young people in the city of Birmingham and surrounding communities are encouraged to sign the nonviolence pledge to bring awareness to their peers about refraining from violence all while promoting safer schools and communities.

For more information on how you can be involved in the 100 Days of Nonviolence initiative contact the Office of Council President Pro-Tem Jay Roberson at 205.254.2418.