The Romero Institute is hosting a hip hop event focused on the issue of climate change and women’s empowerment. The goal is to raise consciousness about climate change and rallying people about being involved in the movement for a more sustainable, healthy planet.
They are excited to headline socially conscious female artists, including Mare Advertencia Lirica, indigenous hip hop artist from Oaxaca, Mexico. They have an all-women hip hop lineup because women are shockingly underrepresented in this musical genre. Hip Hop can be a powerful tool to generate and sustain the energy of a movement to counter materialism and empower women. More details about the event will be available soon.
Word to Our Mother! Women's Hip Hop for Climate Change will take place Friday, April 29th from 8:00-11:30 PM at Merrill Cultural Center. $5 admission.
This event has received sponsorship support from the Cowell Provost, Faye Crosby; Merrill College; and the Sustainability Office. They are seeking additional sponsors for this non-profit event and hope to involve student groups who focus on sustainability and issues of climate. All profits will go toward paying for the event, any leftover will go toward the Romero Institute’s Climate Change Project.
The Romero Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit focused on identifying structural sources of injustice. By combining strategic litigation, public education, and outreach they aim to disassemble unjust structures and mobilize a new generation of leaders committed to fairness and sustainability. The Institute was formerly known as The Christic Institute, a renowned nonprofit public interest law firm behind the Iran Contra lawsuit, the Karen Silkwood investigation, the Three Mile Island Case, and many other precedent setting historic lawsuits. The Romero Institute is currently engaged with several Human Rights projects, including: A Constitutional Protection Zone for Santa Cruz County, Revocation of the Doctrine of Discovery and the Lakota People’s Law Project. To learn more about these projects visit their websites: romeroinstitute.org, lakotalaw.org, and santacruzcpz.org. In 2016, the Romero Institute began to take on education and organizing around the issue of climate change. We plan to present the evidence as well as inspiring solutions that each individual, organization, city, state and county can implement immediately for the quickest and most effective change.
Contact Ardalan “Ardy” Raghian (ardalan.raghian[at]romeroinstitute[dot]org), 650-521-4731, for more information.