July 28th – August 3rd: Las Vegas NV
July 28 – 31: The State of Hip Hop (pre convention)
Aug. 1 – 3: 2008 National Hip Hop Political Convention
The 2008 Third Bi-Annual National Hip Hop Political Convention (NHHPC) will be held August 1-3, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The NHHPC is a gathering of social justice activists, organizers, students, journalist, scholars, artists and concerned citizens who come together to define the political agenda of the Hip Hop community.
On July 28-31, 2008, a pre-convention will be held called “The State of Hip Hop”, which will include an international Hip Hop film festival, the NHHPC Social Justice Film Festival, concerts, art exhibits, academic symposium and bboy/bgirl battles. Thousand s are planning to come to Las Vegas to discuss the role of Hip Hop culture in political and social activism at the three-day convention from August 1-3, 2008 which will include workshops, trainings, celebrity guest speakers and concerts. The theme of the 2008 NHHPC is “Seizing the Time for a Better Tomorrow”.
Confirmed Guests and Speakers for NHHPC 2008 include MC Supernatural, Rebel Diaz, Davey D, Popmaster Fabel, Jeff Chang, The Welfare Poets, Byron Hurt, The Gamblers Crew, Asheru, Rev. Lenox Yearwood, Knucklehead Zoo, Boots Riley, Camp Lo, Haiku D’Tat, Marc Lamont Hill, Jadiam Wilson, Iceberg Slick, and more tba.
Just added! Presidential cand idate: Cynthia McKinney, Vice-Presidential cand idate: Rosa Clemente, Crazy Legs, NYOIL, Dhoruba Bin Wahad, Aceyalone, The Oddibles, Abstract Rude, Myka 9, Minister Server, Tony Mohammed, Tehuti, Dr. Roderic R. Land , Dereca Blackmon, Christie Z-Pabon, Power Move, Blaylock, Silent Armada, The Morgue Radio, RETNA, MAC, P.G.S. crew and more tba.
The NHHPC has a network of local organizing committees around the United States that are working on the 2008 NHHPC. “This political convention is the biggest gathering of young activists, mostly urban youth of color, who are often ignored and overlooked when policy is developed. What do these young people care about? What is their position on the education system, the criminal justice system, or even on access to adequate healthcare? If policy makers feel these young people do not care about these issues then they should pay more attention to what happens at the 2008 National Hip Hop Political Convention.”, says Troy Nkrumah the NHHPC 2008 Convention Chairperson.
To register for the convention or to find out about sponsorship opportunities, please visit NHHPC.org/08.