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A3C conference events require an Executive pass, A3C pass or Conference pass.

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  • Action Summit
    Thursday, Oct 5
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Action Summit, Authors & Writers' Lounge

    Police Brutality & Racial Profiling

    This panel will address the issues of police brutality and racial profiling within the last 40 years and discuss the ways in which Hip Hop have...

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  • Action Summit
    Thursday, Oct 5
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Action Summit, Auditorium

    FIGHT THE POWER: Photography and Hip-Hop Performance as Direct Action

    This workshop examines the work of Shooting Without Bullets, which employs photography and hip-hop performance as tools of direct action to combat...

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  • Action Summit
    Thursday, Oct 5
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Action Summit, Heritage Education Center

    Do It For The CULTURE: Youth Activism Mixer

    We're doing it for the C U L T U R E as we bring in youth activists and community influencers to discuss the intersection of culture and justice...

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  • Action Summit
    Thursday, Oct 5
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Action Summit, Authors & Writers' Lounge

    Silence The Shame: Mental Health Panel

    Music veteran executive Shanti Das is making it her mission to openly discuss mental illnesses and dismantle the stigmas and misconceptions that...

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  • Action Summit
    Thursday, Oct 5
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Action Summit, Heritage Education Center

    DIY Action: Create Your Own Zine

    We provide the art supplies, you bring your passion and creativity! Join us for a fun do-it-yourself zine workshop over conscious conversation. A...

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  • Action Summit
    Thursday, Oct 5
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Action Summit, Auditorium

    STAND: Visual Representation of Social Justice - Artists' Talk

    This exhibition brings together artist and activist from throughout the Southeast who address the question of place and belonging within the...

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  • Action Summit
    Thursday, Oct 5
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Action Summit, Authors & Writers' Lounge

    It's Bigger Than Hip-Hop: Emcees, Social Justice and Activism

    This panel will feature rap artists and activists who use Hip Hop culture to fight against social injustices. This will entail discussions of...

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  • Action Summit
    Thursday, Oct 5
    6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Action Summit, Auditorium

    'Solar-Powered' Happy Hour

    Come hang for a short and sweet mixer powered by The Solutions Project! Engage with sustainability partners, enjoy giveaways and solar-powered...

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  • Action Summit
    Thursday, Oct 5
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Action Summit, Auditorium

    Why Should Creatives #votelocal this November?

    This year the City of Atlanta will elect a new mayor, city council and school board. We know it can be hard to figure out who is running for...
  • Action Summit
    Friday, Oct 6
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Action Summit, Heritage Education Center

    How to Become a Hip Hop Advocate

    Hip-Hop entrepreneur, educator, and activist, Mokah Speaks, will be walking artists and fans through the power of activism, while teaching...

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  • Action Summit
    Friday, Oct 6
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Action Summit, Authors & Writers' Lounge

    A Stone of Hope: Author Interview & Book Signing

    Using his acclaimed new memoir, A Stone of Hope, as the foundation, Jim will discuss his journey from incarcerated youth to founder of PLOT...

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  • Action Summit
    Friday, Oct 6
    1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Action Summit, Auditorium

    Flocabulary Screening: Perspectives on Race & Ethnicity

    Flocabulary is a learning program for all grades that uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the...

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  • Action Summit
    Friday, Oct 6
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Action Summit, Authors & Writers' Lounge

    The Future of Hip-Hop in Higher Learning

    This panel examines the ways that rap music and Hip-Hop culture are infused in the public educational system as a means of non-traditional,...

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  • Action Summit
    Friday, Oct 6
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Action Summit, Heritage Education Center

    Freedom Sounds: Framing Hip-Hop in a National Museum

    This presentation will explore the creation of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), and the...

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  • Action Summit
    Friday, Oct 6
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Action Summit, Auditorium

    Literary Artists and Hip Hop Culture in Books

    Many true lyricists are story tellers. The forgotten artists is one of literary arts and we feel that its time to incorporate those who tell our...

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  • Action Summit
    Friday, Oct 6
    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Action Summit, Heritage Education Center

    Goodie Ideation x A3C: Hack The Violence

    Goodie Ideation x A3C: Hack The Violence is a creative workshop where talented and passionate people generative innovative ideas using hip-hop...

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  • Action Summit
    Friday, Oct 6
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Action Summit, Authors & Writers' Lounge

    The Hidden Activism of Outkast

    Whether it was André 3000 painting metaphors and tales of meeting gypsies or Big Boi spitting insights on more literal situations, Outkast has...

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  • Action Summit
    Friday, Oct 6
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Action Summit, Cary-McPheeters Gallery (1st Floor)

    Literary Artists: Breakout Session & Book Signing

    Is lyricism and songwriting our modern day storytelling? Dive in a deeper conversation at our breakout session including panelists from "Literary...
  • Action Summit
    Friday, Oct 6
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Action Summit, Auditorium

    Teaching the Next Generation with Lyrics and Rhymes

    Hip-hop has taken on an steadfast role in the education sphere, from artists like Kendrick, Common and Dr. Dre giving back by inspiring students...

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  • Action Summit
    Friday, Oct 6
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Action Summit, Authors & Writers' Lounge

    The Artists' Guide to Realistic Holistic Health

    In this panel, you will develop a go-to manual of how to stay healthy on the go, particularly on tour. With knowledge of artists who have passed...

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  • Action Summit
    Friday, Oct 6
    6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
    Action Summit, Heritage Education Center

    Shark Tank Judging: Hack The Violence Ideation Lab

    Participate in the Hack The Violence Shark-Tank style judging session to determine which team has developed the most innovative idea using hip-hop...

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  • Action Summit
    Friday, Oct 6
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Action Summit, Auditorium

    A3C Action Pitch Competition

    The Action Pitch Competition is a national competition to find, support, and invest in new, innovative ideas that use art, music and hip-hop...

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