Be the Media! "Hip Hop to Heal the Community" with Mama Charlotte

Date(s) - Friday 03/21/2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


For more information, e-mail [email protected] or call (518) 272-2390

Hip Hop and tradition equals positive community vibes!  Teens, we want to hear your voice!

A hands-on production session to create a short spoken-word piece about hot button issues such as gun and police violence, focusing on positive strategies for moving forward. Youth will perform the piece live later that night at the Mama Charlotte event!  

An inter-continental collaboration! Youth artists at UAACC after recording tracks for this workshop, in Peace Power Productions Studio.











In collaboration with Youth Media Sanctuary, Troy, Youth FX, Albany, UAACC Peace Power Productions Studio (Tanzania) and Missing Link, Dyer Phelts AME Zion Churches.

More about the Hip Hop to Heal the Community workshop

Join teens from Troy and the surrounding workhop of the Capital Region, in a poetry and hip hop workshop with Mama C!  Youth will write lyrics to the beat, shape a hip hop piece to “heal the community,” rehearse it on the Sanctuary stage, and then perform live later that evening!


4-6pm Workshop with Mama Charlotte

6-7pm Community potluck meal, honoring our local youth and Mama Charlotte

7-9pm Mama Charlotte presents poetry and film, with live performance by “Heal the Community” workshop youth participants!

More about Mama Charlotte

Former Black Panther, Mama Charlotte Hill O’Neal is an accomplished poet, musician and visual artist, and Founding Director of Tanzania’s United African Alliance Community Center (UAACC), a community-based organization which promotes community development in rural Africa. The UAACC has a number of independent media projects as part of its powerful community work including hip hop, music production, photography, videography, poetry, theater and the development of an independent radio station.

* From 7-10pm following the workshop, Mama Charlotte will be giving a presentation as part of her nationwide “Heal the Community Tour,” talking about her life as an artist activist. 

For more information, visit the Sanctuary for Independent Media website,


Please print out the attached flyer below and share with youth in your community. Blessings!