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Monday night (July 11), Atlanta had something to say…

Renee Gardner’s Hip Hop Town Hall series and the Creative Revolution Union collaborated and led an open forum for the general public to discuss the current state of our community. The meeting was held Monday night at The Omen Agency.

The objective? To get like-minded individuals throughout the community under the same roof to politic, network, organize, exchange ideas, and to offer actionable solutions for ways to build and progress as a whole.

Entrepreneurs, professionals, creatives, influencers, artists, local political candidates and community leaders, came out to support, take a stand, and to speak out about the issues we currently face. Solutions were placed on the table, and clarity was given on ways to make effective changes within our community.

Some of the speakers included; Scotty ATL, writer/creative Yami Jaramillo, a representative from Janelle Monae’s Wondaland Label, television producer Diamonde Williamson, and many others.

The conversation was led by organizers: Ashley Marietta and Renee Gardner.

The importance of financial literacy, creating generational wealth, supporting black businesses, increasing community engagement, organized collaborations, educating the youth, and carrying out ideas with consistent action, were all topics of conversation. The Atlanta community came out and showed out.

It’s inspiring to see the community coming together and working on solid ways to improve the conditions of our environment. The best way to trigger change is to become the very change you seek. The Hip Hop Town Hall Meeting is definitely a positive step in the right direction for more strategic moves and movements to come.

If you missed it, be sure to check it out on Soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/k100radio/unite-atl-hiphop-town-hall-at-the-omen-agency via K-100 Radio.


UPDATE: There will be a follow-up meeting TONIGHT (July 14) at The Omen Agency (7PM)  for those who want to get in on the conversation and take action.

“As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation -- either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.” - Martin Luther King Jr.