2019-2020 Sacred Cypher Creative: Jasiri X


2019-2020 Sacred Cypher Creative: Jasiri X

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2  |  6p – 8p |  Fight Fear Build Power: Labor Day Town Hall

  • Atlanta University Center; Exact location will be emailed upon RSVP here
  • Through a dynamic panel discussion on Labor Day, active community members will discuss how communities-under-attack can show up as authentic solidarity partners to each other, and what unity looks like on an artistic and economic level.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 and WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 |  6p – 8pTwo-Part Emerging Artist Series: Hip Hop, Activism, and Technology

  • IMAN Office; 1523 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd
  • This interactive workshop will educate emerging artists on how art and technology have changed how social justice movements are born, how to combat negativity within Hip Hop as an artist, and Jasiri X’s personal success in making a viable career as an artist and an on-the-ground activist.
  • Attendance for both workshops highly recommended; RSVP here.

Jasiri X is the first independent hip-hop artist to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate, which he received from Chicago Theological Seminary in 2016. This recognition grew out of the spiritual/political urgency he shared on songs like “Trayvon” and “Strange Fruit”, which documented the unjust police killings of Blacks in the Millennial Generation.

He is the founder of the Pittsburgh based organization, 1Hood Media, which teaches youth of color how to analyze and create media for themselves. Jasiri is a recipient of the Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellowship, USA Cummings Fellowship in Music, and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Artist as Activist Fellowship.