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Contact: Jeri Kornegay
Director of Media and Public Relations

Hip hop offered as peace activism

at Manchester College on Saturday, Oct. 11

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind.  - The nation's oldest anti-war organization and a New York City artist collective will use hip hop Saturday, Oct. 11 to teach Manchester College's peace activists how to use music as a form of nonviolent resistance.

Movement in Motion organizes pro-peace, open mic, hip hop street protests so people walking in Manhattan who normally would avoid political debate are tempted to bop their heads to a progressive beat.  The collective has created five volumes of original hip hop.  Their "Drop Beats Not Bombs: Power of Nonviolence Tour" is a collaboration with the Fellowship of Reconciliation's Peacemaker Training Institute. 

Movement in Motion will conduct a workshop "Art As Activism: Raise Your Voice" at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Peace House on the Manchester College campus, at the corner of Wayne Street and College Avenue.  Movement in Motion will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday in the great room of Helman Hall on campus. The public is invited.

Since 1915, the interfaith Fellowship of Reconciliation in the United States has offered programs and projects about domestic and international peace and justice and nonviolent alternatives to conflict.




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