Turn The Volume Up On Peace is more than just a title to a positive campaign. To me it is a catalyst to conversations, education, and actual action steps to do exactly what it says which is, turn up the peace.
This campaign has been going on for 7 years as we are in the midst of the 8th year, and I will ashamedly admit I was not “hip” to it. Why? I was a bit blinded to the issues that our youth face. I had bits and pieces from my personal work background, but did not fully grasp it.
What did it for me (realizing this is something my community needs) is when I turn on the television in 2017 and I see another human being run down another human being with a car and kill them.
Peace, Love and Respect to all the beautiful people of the Twin Cities, it is about that time when the annual TC Day of Dignity will take place; this Saturday located in the cozy parking lot and surrounding streets of Masjid An-Nur in vibrant North Minneapolis, 1729 Lyndale Ave N. Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411.
Twin Cities Day of Dignity has become a staple of Northside provided events and serves as one of the biggest community gatherings to end off another energetic Minnesota summer. Brought to you by Islamic Relief USA, Al Maa'uun (The Neighborly), Masjid An-Nur and many community partners, TC Day of Dignity is a day of free service, community building, smiles and hugs, bringing people together, loving one another and of course treating everyone with dignity which is a basic human right.
We would like to send a big shout out and warm welcome to Minnesota as they ramp up their communities of local Hiphoppas who will working hard to spearhead their state coalition chapter and expand our collective national network! We would also like to thank Bethany Truman for stepping up and becoming an official United States Hip Hop Coalition State Representative!
If anyone would like to further support the Minneasota Hip Hop Coalition (MN-HHC) we are currently seeking people for the following efforts:
After the recent weeks of violence in North Minneapolis, YCB Outreach Team members, who are also active members of The Minnesota Hip Hop Coalition, were called in to create an impromptu youth outreach event.
So with their ongoing work supported by the greater Hip Hop Community, throughout public and private settings, it was decided to host a surprise Hip Hop Block Party where...
As we approach closer to Octobers Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Hip Hop Coalition is gearing up for our 8th Annual Turn The Volume Up On Peace Campaign. #TVUOP2017
Originally started by the Minnesota Hip Hop Coalition state chapter back in 2009, this campaign has grown in to not only an annual awareness event but also an ongoing year-round outreach effort.