WHAT IS HIP HOP IN THE PARK?
Hip Hop For Change is proud to present our Hip Hop In The Park Initiative in partnership with India Basin Waterfront Park, California Arts Council, and The San Francisco Foundation. Our goal is to develop culture bearers and Hip Hop arts practitioners within the Bayview/Hunters Point neighborhood through a series of events, performances, workshops and activations within Bayview/Hunters Point Area parks and open spaces open to the entire community. Through the use of Hip Hop Pedagogy and Cultural Responsiveness we aim to raise awareness about access to local park spaces and engage youth in the cultural contributions of locals and their history.
We are offering 5 different youth workshop series beginning in January of 2024. Youth applicants ages 13-17 from bayview hunters point can apply to be in one of the following workshop series: MCing, DJing/Beatmaking, Graffiti, Dance, and Hip Hop Fashion.. Each participant can apply through our online registration form below before December 21st, 2023. Once selected, participants will complete all 5 workshops within the series and perform in the culminating event that will take place in September 2024, and then they will receive a $300 stipend and certificate of completion. Each workshop will be 3 hours long, facilitated by a Hip Hop For Change instructor. Workshops will be conducted at the IB Community Innovation Lab located at India basin Shoreline Park in San Francisco.
2 different community activations will be held at Bayview/Hunters Point public parks to promote the culminating event. These events will feature performances, keynote speakers, panel discussions from thought leaders, and interactive workshops, youth open mic cypher/ and local vendors
1. Black History event (Feb 2024)
2. Juneeteenth & black music month event (June 2024)
Participants from the workshop series will showcase the projects they’ve been working on at this culminating event which will also feature a headliner performances, keynote speakers, panel discussion, interactive workshops, dance battles, vendors, and a fashion show.