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J.U.i.C.E. Hip Hop Jam SessionsWhen: Saturday, May 05, 2012 from 12:00pm to 04:00pm
Where:MacArthur Park Rec. Center, 2230 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90057 (Click for map)
We consider ourselves pretty lucky to have a super-cool friend that also happens to be a Bgirl. So of course, as soon as we found out about J.U.i.C.E. (Justice by Uniting in Creative Energy) and all of their awesome weekly programming, it was time for us to publish a write-up. JUiCE is a non-profit weekly hip hop arts program that seeks to develop youth leadership and technical skills, creative expression and self-confidence through the artistic elements of hip hop which include breakdancing, urban art, deejaying, emceeing/spoken word and music recording. Count. Us. In.
J.U.I.C.E. was founded in 2001 in the Rampart District of Los Angeles --a hip hop collective that meets every Saturday from 12-4pm at the MacArthur Park Rec. Center. They teach visual arts workshops, paint large-scale and legal graffiti murals in the community, record and produce music, emcee, bboy/bgirl on a large hardwood floor to live DJs. Plus, they do this all for FREE! Why? Becuase J.U.i.C.E. encourages the creative expression and self-empowerment of at-risk youth through skill-building using the music, visual art, and dance of the hip-hop culture. By providing youth with high-quality equipment, artistic mentors and a safe, accessible space to gather, J.U.i.C.E. participants, from all walks of life, are able to learn from each other and hone their artistic skills in an environment free from discrimination and violence. Want to see what it's like? Check out the promo video they shot right here. Then participate yourself.
Isn't it about time you help make the world a better place? Isn't it about time you found a fun way to do just that? Yeah, we thought so too. You're welcome.