Concordia Hip Hop Community, in collaboration with The Rap Battles For Social Justice (RB4SJ), is looking to continue its success in co-presenting an artistic and educational concert series tackling social justice issues affecting our local and global communities. The first series of events, The Rap Battle For Representation, is aimed at raising awareness of the lack of diversity and accessibility in Hip Hop, especially for women, femmes and non-binary conforming folks. There will be a workshop on gender equity preceding the event as well.
The second series of events (The Rap Battle against the Prison/Justice System) is aimed towards illuminating the failures of our global justice system and the persistent disenfranchisement of marginalized youth as a result, including: the privatization of the prison system and labor exploitation, the inhumanity of solitary confinement, and the abuse of anti-drug regulations for targeting and over-policing of marginalized communities. There will also be a workshop speaking to these issues preceding the event.