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Hip Hop Caucus co-hosts Climate Justice-focused Cultural Center @ Climate Week NYC 2019

Hip Hop Caucus has teamed up with  If Not Us Then Who to host Our Village at Climate Week

NYC 2019! Our Village explores innovative solutions to the demands of indigenous peoples and communities of color to support locally driven action on the climate crisis, injustice, and inequality.

All around the world, local communities are responding to climate change with powerful resilience, innovative action, and a spirit that can profoundly impact our world. Our Village brings this spirit to New York City for Climate Week and invites people from all walks of life to belong to a community inspired by justice and our connection to the earth. We believe that by exploring creativity alongside ancestral and cultural wisdom, we can facilitate deep emotional connections, bringing together networks with new inspirational ideas.

This is the second annual Our Village — in 2018 we brought Our Village to the Global Climate Action Summit with much success and excitement. 

Our Village 2019 is presented by If Not Us Then Who and Hip Hop Caucus, in partnership with the Global Alliance of Territorial Authorities. In partnership with MescoAmerican Alliance of Peoples and Forests (AMPB), Rainforest Foundation US, Amazon Watch, Rainforest Action Network, Amazon Frontlines, Pachamama Alliance, and Client Earth.

More information and a full schedule of events is available at #OurVillage

Also — on Friday, September 20 — we invite you to join us at Our Village for pre and post climate strike events! 

Strike With Us Gathering [9-11am] – RSVP

Join young leaders, Indigenous leaders, Climate Justice leaders, and climate strikers for a  gathering of fellowship, spiritual grounding, sign making, and media availability before taking to the streets in solidarity with those across the world. There will be sign making supplies, music, coffee, tea, and juice, and morning snacks. This is event is for all ages and RSVP is required. 

Worldwide Climate Strike! [Noon] – RSVP at

Climate Strike Celebration presented by Think 100% & Grist [6-10pm] – RSVP

Celebrate the youth-led Global Climate Strike, power of our movement, and hope for the future in an evening hosted by Think 100% co-hosts Antonique Smith & Rev Yearwood, There will be music, dancing, light snacks, and drinks, and special guests will be blessing us with brief remarks throughout the evening! This is event is for all ages and RSVP is required. 

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Celebrate Hip Hop Caucus’ 15th Anniversary!

RSVP for the Party – Sept 14 in D.C.

Hip Hop Caucus started on September 11, 2004, when we held an event at Howard University that brought together Young People, Hip Hop Artists, Activists, and Members of Congress — igniting a force to speak truth to power in Washington D.C.  From there we took the mandate to build grassroots and cultural power across a multi-issue agenda with the mission to empower communities impacted first and worst by injustice.

Ticket stub from the first event, September 11, 2004, at Howard University.

To celebrate 15 years of Hip Hop Caucus, we’re throwing a party! If you are in Washington D.C. this weekend for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference (CBC ALC), join us for a celebration of this milestone Saturday night!

We are also co-hosting our 10th Hip Hop & Politics Braintrust with Rep. Andre Carson on Friday, which is always one of the most powerful and popular sessions at CBC ALC.

For 15 years we have organized, mobilized, and energized the movement across this country and world. 

Will you donate $15 for our 15 year anniversary?

At our very beginnings, we led in the recovery and fight for justice following Hurricane Katrina, sparking our leadership to solve the climate crisis for our communities. This has led to our bold and powerful climate work that is today ourThink 100% platform.

We stood up against unnecessary wars and corporate greed of the Bush Administration. And in 2008, we launched what is now the longest running, most successful Hip Hop voting campaign ever, Respect My Vote!

As a civil and human rights organization for the 21st century, for 15 years we have marched against injustices of police brutality, gun violence, voter suppression, economic and educational inequality, and a biased criminal justice system. But there’s  more than marching in protest. We advocate, organize, and build alliances for solutions, and have supported so many policies that have led to real change in our communities over the years.

Looking back at all the incredible moments of triumph, as well as challenging moments of set back  — I am so proud that Hip Hop Caucus has been able to bring folks together to make real change. And it all starts and ends with you — our supporters. Thank you for being on this journey with us. 

The work ahead must be bigger and stronger than ever. The election in 2020 will have consequences that will last for generations.Donating today will go a long way in expanding our work in 2020.

All power to the people!


S2 – Episode 2: When the World Strikes! [Sept 6, 2019]