Rap Battle Against Sexual Violence & Rap Battle For Black History Month
The Rap Battle Against Sexual Violence, is aimed at raising awareness on sexual violence by breaking isolating patterns of a silencing culture. In collaboration with the Concordia Student Union (CSU) this showcase seeks to emphasize our shared narratives by bringing an empowering conscious and healing conversation around the topic of Sexual Violence. This intentional space will present alternative accounts, distancing ourselves from a sexual violence culture stemmed in guilt, shame, stigma, and a misrepresentation of the issue.
The second series of events (The Rap Battle For Black History Month ) seeks to celebrate the value and wealth of Black History. Painting a representative and diverse picture of the excellency of Black Folks, Black Culture and the importance to celebrate the roots and heritage of Black/African culture within the Hip-Hop movement, while encouraging the democratisation of knowledge. This event will hold the legacy of Hip-Hop instrumentalizing music as a tool to speak truth to power. The goal is to bridge communities together, by organizing and bringing sustainable social change in a culturally aware and responsive manner. Proceeds of this show will be directed to provide support for DESTA Black Youth Network.