Friday, February 11, 2011

Tucson/S-cukson Report

 We were in the midst of some dope vibes the night of February 8, 2011 in Tuscon,AZ. Young students and adult community members gathered at the Tuscon Unified School District building to voice their opposition to the potential banning of ethnic studies.

Inside, concerned individuals sat in on the developing school board meeting. Outside, there was open mic, where emcees, dj's, musicians, and spoken word poets held it down, lending their creativity in creating a positive artistic platform for expression. 

We got the opportunity to rock a few songs for the enthralled crowd of youth. Many were receptive as we wrapped up our 'Papers' track chanting the question, “WHAT DO WE DO WHEN COMMUNITIES ARE UNDER ATTACK??!!” The students replied with a resounding, “WE FIGHT BACK!!” *Word to the Righteous
***photos courtesy of Westli Narro Castro***
The protest/open mic was also in conjunction with the launching of U.N.I.D.O.S, a grassroots student group thats campaigning to save ethic studies by repealing bill HB 2281. Solidarity with those fighting to save ethnic studies! Shout out to the b-boy's and all others in attendance! This was a wonderful night indeed, which lead to an impromptu studio session with a grip of heads from the function.......check the video and and track below!


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