I keep telling you how amazing my friends are. Today, Natalie (Community and Youth Organizer and Hip Hop Education Advocate) asked I Love Lumpia to cater this annual event. I love the fact that I have connected with so many inspiring people in the Northern California area. Natalie Pohley and Rocky Zapata have been holding down the Auburn community in the name of Hip Hop, love, community, education and so much more.
Today, the Auburn Hip Hop Congress will be honoring educators in their community who have made an impact on the lives of the youth. Along with the awards ceremony, is the presentation of the first collaborative music video by the members of AHHC entitled, “Lyrics, Legends and Leaders.” This video is the product of a 5-day music and video production camp funded by Placer Youth Commission and Friday Night Live. The video offers a unique look at community issues as 15 young artists use personal experiences to address substance abuse (specifically prescription pill misuse), drinking and driving, violence, teen pregnancy, depression and suicide. This is not your cheesy “don’t do drugs” video. The realness of each person’s story is touching and poignant. We expect this video to go far and really make a difference!
The young people who participated in this project will also be awarded on this very special night.
The video is SO dope and I cannot wait to share it with you all.
Date: November 15, 2012
Place: PlacerArts Building
Address: 808 Lincoln Way Auburn, CA 95603
Entertainment will be provided by the Writing and Reciting Class which has been funded by the Community Wellness Grant and Placer Community Foundation. This event is free and all are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.