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[EVENT] #Ignite2012: The Ballot or the Bullet Comes to Philadelphia [VIDEO]

[EVENT] #Ignite2012: The Ballot or the Bullet Comes to Philadelphia [VIDEO]

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Thank you for your interest in Ignite Philly. This weekends events are all FREE and will include the a spoken word play” From Kings to Thugs to Presidents from Muhhib Dyer Friday evening from 8pm- 10pm, a training on community organization and current voter ID laws with a live stream Hip-Hop and political panel followed by a concert/party with local artist as well as artist from Milwaukee, New Orleans and Pittsburgh at the Arts Garage. The trainings are from 11-12:30, the panel discussion is from 1-4 and the Concert is from 5-9. If your interested in any or all of the events please RVSP. More info is listed below. Thanks for your time.

WHAT is Ignite?
The national #Ignite2012 civic engagement tour will be in Philadelphia on October 6th – where a staggering 43 percent of registered voters are reported to lack valid identification under Pennsylvania’s new Voter ID law. With only one month left until Election Day, the#Ignite2012 tour aims to empower young people of color in Philadelphia to become local stakeholders in the political process. In partnership with Philadelphia Youth Commission, the forum will also be used to discuss local gun violence and promote conflict resolution. Local leaders and the nation’s most dynamic celebrities, bloggers, and activists are teaming up to bring back the brotherly love to Philadelphia by hosting grassroots trainings, hip-hop cultural panels, and live musical performances by Dee-1 and Jasiri X. The goal of #Ignite2012Philadelphia is to both inspire urban Millennials to secure proper IDs to cast their votes and to promote unity in the city.
Several groundbreaking activists and national tastemakers on the panel include:

Rocsi Diaz, Co-host of BET’s 106 & Park
Chuck Creekmur, Founder of
Dream Hampton, Jay-Z biographer, hip-hop journalist
Kim Osorio, Editor-in-Chief of Source Magazine
Jasiri X, Co-Founder of One Hood Media, Pittsburgh hip-hop artist and activist
Brandon Wyche, Founder of HipHopSince1987
Biko Baker, Executive Director of the League of Young Voters
Andreas Hale, Founder of The Well Versed
Malik Rhasaan, Founder of #OccupytheHood
Paradise Gray, Co-founder of One Hood Media, Pittsburgh activist
Muhibb Dyer, spoken word artist
Tarik Ross, Stampede Management

Friday, October 5,2012
Freedom Theatre 1346 N.Broad st.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Livestreaming Panel: 1-4 p.m at WHYY
Concert: 5-9 p.m. at Arts Garage
Freedom Theatre, 1346 N.Broad st. 19121
WHYY, 150 North 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Livestreaming from
Concert/ Afterparty: Arts Garage, 1533 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130
The event will be livestremed on via Ustream. If your also interested in streaming and covering the event
Contact Loren Thomas at for embed code, media credentials, or inquiries
The League of Young Voters Education Fund empowers young people nationwide to participate in the democratic process and create progressive political change on the local, state and national level – with a focus on non-college youth and youth from low-income communities and communities of color. The League meets young people where they are, works on issues that affect their lives, and provides them with tools, training, and support to become serious catalysts for change. Visit us @


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