Stories from the Streets is a groundbreaking Northwest hip hop celebration benefiting homeless youth this Friday, June 20th, in Portland’s Pioneer Square. Organized by youth who have exited street life, the event is dedicated to raising awareness of how hip hop culture has been a positive influence in the lives of homeless youth and benefits the entire community. All proceeds and donations directly benefit New Avenues for Youth’s Artist Mentorship Program (AMP), a life-changing program that gives homeless youth positive outlets for artistic expression.
Stories from the Streets is a FREE, all ages event that incorporates the four elements of hip hop culture with DJ’s, a 3 crew break dance battle and a graffiti mural to be created and presented to the public. The line-up involves some of the best in underground/conscious hip hop including Luckyiam of the Living Legends crew and Rose City favorites Mic Crenshaw, The Resistance, Th3ory Hazit, Tope and more. Guests will also have a chance to showcase their skills during the 4-bar Freestyle Competition. Other highlights include food, vendors, prizes, and giveaways.
The celebration will continue with an After Party featuring Scarub of Living Legends along with WOHM favorite Amine and others at the Star Theatre. Doors open at 9pm and tickets are $10 pre-sale / $15 at the door.
More details at storiesfromthestreetspdx.wordpress.com
For more information about New Avenues for Youth, visit www.newavenues.org or call (503) 517-3908.