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|A Benefit for the People of Haiti: With Rev. Lennox Yearwood|
|Date||Thursday January 28|
|Time||7:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
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First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison St, Oakland
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Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service Presents
A Benefit for the People of Haiti
Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr.
CEO, Hip Hop Caucus
“Love in Action:
Building the Movement for Relief, Solidarity, and Justice”
7:30 pm First Congregational Church Oakland
2501 Harrison Street /Near 20th St. BART
Suggested Donation: $10-$20
Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr. co-created the Vote Or Die! campaign with P. Diddy, and was Russell Simmons’ Political and Grassroots Director. He is a nationally recognized activist and community organizer, known for organizing for justice in response to Hurricane Katrina and his fierce opposition to the war in Iraq. Rev. Yearwood is a Pace e Bene board member.
Challenging Poverty + Violence + Environmental Destruction
In Oakland and Everywhere Else
A Pace e Bene Presentation Series
For more information: info [at] paceebene.org
Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr. is a minister, community activist and organizer, and one of the most influential people in Hip Hop political life. Rev. Yearwood works tirelessly to encourage the Hip Hop generation to utilize its political and social voice. He currently serves as President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus, a national, award-winning organization that engages young people in elections, policymaking, and service. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, he earned his undergraduate degree from the University of the District of Columbia in 1998 and was awarded a Master of Divinity from Howard University in 2002.
Rev. Yearwood is known for his activist work as the National Director of the Gulf Coast Renewal Campaign, in which he organized a coalition of national and grassroots organizations to advocate for the rights of Hurricane Katrina survivors. The Gulf Coast Renewal Campaign successfully pushed back FEMA’s preemptive temporary housing evictions of Katrina Survivors, through public mobilization, two marches in Washington, DC, testimony to Congress, and a public relations campaign. This work earned the Hip Hop Caucus the prestigious 30th Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award.
Rev. Yearwood works with celebrities and athletes to engage them in projects that transform communities. He was a co-creator of the 2004 campaign “Vote or Die” with Sean “Diddy” Combs. He was also the Political and Grassroots Director for Russell Simmons in 2003 and 2004, and a Senior Consultant to Jay Z’s “Voice Your Choice” campaign. In 2008 he created the “Respect My Vote” voter mobilization campaign with Platinum Grammy winning recording artists T.I. and Keyshia Cole. He was named one of Utne Magazine’s “50 Visionaries”, The Source Magazine’s “Power 30”, and a top ten contemporary African-American thinker by the NAACP’s Crisis Magazine.