Divest Concordia will be hosting the third Rap Battle against the Tar Sands from 9:30to 10:00 PM on November 26th, 2016 at 2109 Rue de Bleury, Montréal, QC H3A 2K2. The main purpose of this event is to raise awareness about the social and ecological impacts of the tar sands and to mobilize new ambassadors in the hip hop and spoken word community in Montreal. This being the third event of its name in the past year, the success of the show has helped to mobilize different environmental groups and promote the cause of sustainability.
The hiphop workshops will grant students the opportunity to educate themselves on the tar sands and climate justice, while giving them the opportunity to experiment with rap as a political art form. Hip Hop Heads Concordia will be providing the space in their meetings to promote the shows and the workshops. Students will perform in the rap battle (as in the past) and raise awareness, all while watching veteran rappers and poets spit verses that will destroy the iron snake that is the Energy East pipeline, along with its destructive tar sands origins.
Years funded: 2015-16
Amount allocated: $3,500.00
Project leader: Marcus Peters