We produce social justice events that promote equity in many facets such as our Environmental Equity Summit, Women's Empowerment Summit, and Cannabis Equity Summit.


We provide a platform for hundreds of progressive local artists who don't fit the mainstream narrative but are essential for community empowerment.



We've curated events for organizations such as Oakland Museum, Kaiser, Sierra Club, Oakland Symphony,

Our Last Event

4th Annual Environmental Equity Summit "Adding Color to the Green Movement"

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Hip Hop for Change in association with 350.org, Surfrider Foundation, Sierra Club & SF Baykeeper present The 4th Annual Environmental Equity Summit "Adding Color To The Green Movement."

The Environmental Equity Summit is a bold platform for representation and activism that elevates and amplifies the voice and power of people of color as leaders in the environmental justice movement. Participants come together to share experiences and discuss steps to diversify the Green Movement as well as providing a platform to discuss the specific needs of vulnerable communities. This event will foster collaboration between large ENGOs and smaller grassroots environmental justice groups so that the needs of underserved communities who are most impacted are better represented.

Featuring an incredible panel of thought leaders within the environmental justice movement. Moderated by Sejal Choksi-Chugh (SF Baykeeper)
Panelists include:
- Sharonda Williams-Tack (Sierra Club)
- Julian Brave Noisecat (Director of Green New Deal Strategy at Data for Progress and Narrative Change Director at the Natural History Museum)

Live Performances by:
SOL Development, Locksmith, Triple Threat DJs (Apollo, Shortkut & Vinroc)
Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist

Hosted by Khafre Jay & UnLearn The World

@ Cornerstone, 2367 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
All Ages. FREE with RSVP.

Thanks to our sponsors:
Surfrider Foundation, 350.org, National Wildlife Federation, New Leaders Initiative (a program of Earth Island Institute), Vote Solar, Rainforest Action Network, Climate Access, Ecology Center, The Climate Center, Sunrise Movement Bay Area, The Wilderness Society

Past Events

05/23/2013     ElRioSF W/Richie Cunning

07/20/2013     Dolores Park Outreach Party  

08/10/2013     ElRioSF W/Pep Love

10/11/2013     Hotel Utah: Poets & Empowerment

11/29/2013     Brand Nubian: Giving Thanks @Elbo Room

12/28/2013     Hip Hop Holiday Party @Elbo Room

04/04/2014     1st Annual Anniversary Party @Elbo Room

05/30/2014      Movement Building Party @Elbo Room

08/23/2014      Independent Hip Hop Festival @Oakland Terminal

09/12/2014      Fire From The Underground @Elbo Room

01/09/2015      2015 to Infinity @Elbo Room

02/28/2015      Liberation Space: A Benefit Concert for El Qilombo

03/20/2015      We Are The Future event @ The Humanist Hall

04/04/2015      2 Year Anniversary Party!!! @ Berkeley Underground

04/17/2015      3rd on third Earth Day Celebration with Bayview Opera House

04/23/2015      Peralta Sustainability Fest @ Laney College

05/16/2015      Cypher High Cross Cultures (Burton High School) @Galeria De La Raza

05/16/2015      BRKN, B-boy/B-girl national competition series @MVMNT Studios

05/31/2015      1st Annual Oakland Book Festival at City Hall

06/06/2015      Bay Area Book Festival in Downtown Berkeley, youth performances

06/19/2015      3rd on Third Juneteenth Celebration with Bayview Opera House

07/04/2015      2nd Annual Independent HipHop Festival: Women's Empowerment Day

09/18-20/15    Meeting Of Styles: 3-day graffiti art festival in the Mission District

10/29/2015     Hip Hop Halloween: Costume Party!! @The Legionnaire Saloon

01/16/2016      2016 Hip Hop Kick Off @ Starline Social Club

03/05/2016      2nd Annual Women's Empowerment Show @Starline Social Club

03/26/2016      Power to the People @ 19Broadway, Fairfax

04/02/2016      3rd Year Anniversary @ The Uptown, Oakland

04/22/2016      Beat Battle @ MCCLA, SF

05/21/2016      Environmental Equity Summit w/ Dead Prez @ The New Parish Oakland

05/28/2016      Eastlake Music Festival @ Lake Merritt, Oakland

06/04/2016      Love Our Neighborhood Day @ Namaste Pizza, Oakland

06/26/2016      SF PRIDE Mainstage

08/06/2016      Marin City IMAN Summit

08/13/2016      Laurel Street Fair

08/27/2016      BAMF Fundraiser Party

09/10/2016      Black Eyed Pea Festival

10/01/2016      Oaktoberfest

10/08/2016      Arc Youth Fest

11/02/2016      Dia De Los Muertos ft Los Rakas, Bayonics, Chuy Gomez, Dj Leydis

2/10/17 Release Omar Shakir Rally

3/16/17 First Concrete Roots Show!

4/20/17 4/20 Celebration ft. Equipto

5/3/2017 Peace, Love, Unity, and Having Fun Fundraiser @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice

5/18/2017 Concrete Roots North/South ft. Pure Powers

5/27/2017 Unify: 2nd Annual Environmental Equity Summit

6/15/2017 Concrete Roots Indiglo ft. Shy'an G

7/20/2017 Concrete Roots ft. Second Floor Samurai

8/7/2017 The State of Hip Hop: Panel Discussion @Omni Commons

9/13/2017 Turn up For Tots @Federation Brewery 

9/14/2017 Concrete Roots ft. Denero

9/20/2017 Turn up For Tots @Federation Brewery

9/27/2017 Turn up For Tots @Federation Brewery 

12/14/2017 Concrete Roots ft. Tee Lewis

1/11/2018 Concrete Roots DJ Appreciation Night ft. Dj Mike

2/8/2018 Concrete Roots ft. Visualeyez

4/21/2018 Hip Hop For Change at Laurel Markets

4/28/2018 Hip Hop For Change at the Bay Area Book Festival

5/4/2018 Hip Hop For Change 5-Year Anniversary

5/5/2018 Hip Hop in the Park @ People's Park in Berkeley

5/6/2018 5th Annual Reclaiming Cinco De Mayo  

5/18/2018 Cannabis Equity Summit ft. Pharcyde

12/9/2018 3rd Annual Environmental Equity Summit ft. Talib Kweli

3/9/2019 3rd Annual Women's Empowerment Show ft. Sa Roc

10/18/2019 4th Annual Environmental Equity Summit


and many more to come!


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Office Number ( 10am-6pm M-F ): (510) 319-9929

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