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Friday, April 26, 2019 

As part of the Ready 4 Change Social Justice Conference


Rap, sing or spoken word about unity, fighting racism, stereotypes, poverty or other injustices. Prizes for highest rated performers, including a $500 1st place prize!

The RULES: Ages 11 - 20 (solo or group acts) are eligible to enter the competition. Songs or spoken word performances are to be no longer than 3 minutes/33 seconds in length.

To ENTER the competition: email Art by April 22, 2019, with all of the following information in addition to a link or audio/video file of your performance. The file must be less than 10 Mb in size.

  • Format (song, rap, poem, spoken word, etc.)
  • Song Title
  • Performer's Name
  • Age
  • Guardian Name
  • Guardian Email Address
  • Guardian Cell Phone
  • All Participant's Names

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Art will confirm via email that he received your submission. He will then review your entry and email by April 24th if you are accepted to perform, or if edits are needed.

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Friday, April 26, 2019 » 3-10 p.m.

Brassworks Building, 214 Waubesa Street

FREE event for 7th grade – 20-year-olds  //  Registration required  

Celebrate the power of culture, and the ability of youth to create lasting change in our community. Enjoy workshops, performances, and activities centered around exercising, protecting and celebrating civil rights. 


Special Guests

Headlining Speaker: Brandi Grayson 

Brandi Grayson is a Black Community organizer & activist with over a decade of experience in racial justice and program development movement work. Her passion for developing programs to build capacity within marginalized communities has led her to work on police brutality, economic justice, racial justice and civil rights campaigns. She co-founded the Young Gifted & Black Coalition, which was instrumental in organizing direct actions in response to the murder of Tony Robinson. She currently serves as the executive director of Urban Triage.  

Performance by: Drumpower

Drum Power teaches youth leadership through learning West African, Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian drumming and dance. Yorel Lashley, a professional West African, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian percussionist and member of the Kankouran and Harambee West African Dance Companies, is the founder and instructor.

Performance by: K Sankofa

K Sankofa is an up-and-coming Rap Artist who originally hails from the Watts neighborhood of South Central Los Angeles California. While attending UW-Madison, his took a calling to student activism with the purpose of enhancing conditions for students of color on his campus. The name K. SANKOFA is based on an African proverb that means go back and get what you may have left behind.

All Styles Dance Battle 

3 age brackets (middle school, high school, 17 & older) will compete with prizes for top performers. Music by DJ 40 Roundz.

Social Justice Song Competition

Enjoy performances of original material. Top performers will be awarded prizes, including a first place prize of $500! See above for more info. on entering this competition. 

Register for conference now


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