Hip Hop Against Violence Seminar and Workshop

  The Hip Hop Against Violence Seminar/ Workshop with the Jam MasterJay and Embracing A.R.M.S

The 9th Annual Hip Hop Against Violence is a movement of Artist and Activist who are taking a stand to “Stop The Violence” and using Hip Hop as a tool to bridge the gap by unified the Community, Schools and Educators through Assemblies Performances, Lectures and Workshop. This year Event and Seminar will focus on Leadership , Social Justice, Criminology of Minorities, Hip Hop Culture -vs- Music Industry and Disadvancement of our Youth.

HHAV started in 2006 by Hip Hop Educator and Historian Michele Hairston who founded the Unifying Through the Hip Hop Culture, Harrisburg City Breakers and a dedicated member of Universal Zulu Nation Pennsylvania Chapter. Ms. Hairston started this movement to seek peace and unity by using Education, Entertainment and Arts through the Hip Hop Culture and its movement. In 2008 the HHAV merge with the Jam Master Jay Foundation 4 Youth and Embracing A.R.M.S. both are 501c3 to expand the movement.

The Jam Master Jay Foundation for Youth, Inc. is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization, Co-founded by Connie Mizell-Perry and Marvin Thompson, the mother and brother of the late hip hop legend, the Jam Master Jay Foundation for Youth continues Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell’s legacy of creating and supporting educational and economic opportunities for youth and young adults from ages 6 – 21, and honours Mizell’s many contributions to hip hop culture and music history. 

Embracing ARMS, Inc. is a non profit organization established in 2005 by three women who shared a passion for community development, social change, youth leadership and parent empowerment. Embracing Arms mission is to embrace the community by sharing knowledge, empowering our families, and implementing programs that can have a long lasting impact of the lives of our participants. Our vision is to empower families to take charge of their health, education and safety within the community in which they live.

I want to thank all the Participants of the event for showing support and speaking against the violence, racism and the un-justice of our youth.

I want to personally thank Pennsylvania State Representative Patty Kim, Breaking Chains, Drama TV, Zulu Bratz , Jam Master Jay Foundation for Youth, M.I.H Entertainment, Enspire, Amya Roxxstar, MC Candy and Massa.  Thank you to all the Panelist, Sister Queen Rafiqya, Jamillia Charles, Marvin Thompson, Legendary Larry Love, Shadeed Muhammad (FOI/ NOI) Mikee, Justin, Tiger, Lamont, Kevin Dauphin, Anwar ,Bro. Ken, Minister Lavelle Muhammad and Queen Muhammad of Mosque 49 for sharing your words of encouragement, educating the audience and coming together to bring a solution  to the community. 


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Photo By 

Jamillah London 
Larry Love 
Justin Lopez