A Call To Action. Let's Fight for Social Justice This July 4th #USAction

Mike Walbert
Posted by Mike Walbert on Jul 4

We want to celebrate July 4th by calling for ACTION!  The urgency of today demands us to be vigilant and pro-active. Words, posts, RTs, and comments are not enough. Nas recently penned an open letter to #45 in which he wrote:

"Action speaks louder than words... no time for lippin' in the so-called 'Trump Era'... My way of addressing these issues is through my work. Whatever president may be in office doesn’t affect my work directly. The way he affects people is what affects me. I observe what’s going on and that goes into my creative process. The person himself, I’m not caught up with. I don’t even have time for Trump or Pence. I don’t give a fuck. My focus is on what’s happening with real people in their everyday lives. How they behave, the decisions they make, and how that affects families. I grew up in a single-parent household, so I was affected by that life. But it didn’t stop me. So I speak to the everyday people. I speak to everybody. If the people are bothered by it, I speak on it. If the people are bothered and want change, I speak on that."

We are spending today - and the entire week - searching for new, innovative ideas that use art, music and hip-hop culture as a vehicle to advance social justice and civic engagement.  We would like to invite organizations from around the country to submit their ideas for the 3rd annual A3C Action Pitch Competition.

A3C Action Pitch Competition is a partnership with the Center for Civic Innovations and Hip Hop Caucus. We have just joined forces with Hip Hop Caucus to co-program the Action Summit and increase our impact.

The application deadline has been extended to July 17, 2017 at 11:59pm EST

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Finalists will...

  • Travel to Atlanta for the A3C Festival & Conference 

  • Receive business development training & pitch bootcamp

  • Pitch their idea to celebrity judges & a national audience

  • Compete for more than $10,000 in cash and in-kind contributions

The final pitch is on Friday, Oct 6th at the Action Summit.

Apply for Action Pitch Competition

TIME FOR ACTION: 6 THINGS YOU SHOULD DO NOW

Read Full Article on Mass Appeal

1. Demand Healthcare for All

2. Build Black Power

3. Build an Abolitionist Movement and Defund Police and other Law Enforcement Agencies

4. Build Black Institutions

5. Fight for Gender Justice

6. Fight for The Planet

Finalists, Judges, A3C & Center for Civic Innovation from 2016 A3C Action Pitch Competition 

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Mike Walbert

Written by Mike Walbert

Mike Walbert is the Executive Director of the A3C Festival & Conference. As as partner in the business Mike oversees various aspects of the business, including: Business Development, Sponsorship, Branding and Marketing. Mike officially joined A3C in 2009 as the Artist Director. Since 2010 Mike has managed the strategy and team that have grown A3C from a regional showcase to an internationally recognized institution in hip-hop culture.

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