When: Saturday, March 6th, 2010
@ the Hostos Center for Arts and Culture
450 Grand Concourse (at 149th St.) Bronx, NY
This event is FREE and open to all ages.
for more information about the event, please
visit our website @ www.mhhk.org
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I jacked their mission statement from the website:
Mommaâ€™s Hip Hop Kitchen Volume 3, Back to Our Roots, will be honoring International Womenâ€™s Month by shedding light and creating awareness on Environmental Injustices and Educational Inequalities and their impact on women of color.
Mommaâ€™s Hip Hop Kitchen will bring together women of color educators, students, environmentalists, djs, emcees, b-girls, poets, visual artists, dancers, healers, pastors, organizers and activists. We will come together through a hip hop showcase to express our solidarity with womenâ€™s rights!
This event will take place in the South Bronx, the birthplace of Hip Hop, and the poorest congressional district in the nation, also called â€œThe Forgotten Borough.â€ In reality, the borough of the Bronx is not forgotten because one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the city, Riverdale, lies just northwest and has every amenity a human can ask for.
Hostos Community College will be hosting Mommaâ€™s Hip Hop Kitchen event for the second year in a row. Hostos Community College was created in 1968 in response to demands from the Latino community who were urging for the establishment of a college to serve the people of the South Bronx. Hostos was the first bilingual higher education institution in the United States.
The South Bronx is a community that has been in constant resistance, seeking justice in education and the environment. It is a community resisting pollution, asthma, toxic wasteland, and budget cuts for art, music, andÂ gym programs. It is a community that lacks access to healthy fruits and vegetables, adequate health care and after school programs. The South Bronxâ€™s need for reproductive and sexual health education is highly reflected in its high levels of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections.
In place of access to healthy alternatives, the South Bronx has an over abundance of jails and prisons.
However, the South Bronx is not lost. It has experienced a period of healing through leadership guided by community organizations and collectives. This leadership has lead to the creation of new parks, food co-ops, recycling programs, and successful cultural community centers. We have won many amazing victories as a community!