The Hip Hop Congress
) is a non profit
, international grassroots
organization. Its mission is to evolve hip hop culture
by inspiring social action and creativity within the community
. Its headquarters is located in San Jose, California
In 1993, Reali Robinson IV (Mictablist, Producer, Entrepreneur) started an artist organization called Hip Hop Congress. In 1997 after meeting Shamako Noble in San Diego, Ca. They formed the first North & Southern community chapters. In 2000, Jordan Bromley and Ron Gubitz started a campus activist group called by the same name. The two groups did not know about each other until the summer of 2000, while surfing the web. Instead of arguing over who should keep the name, the two organizations merged and formed the current Hip Hop Congress.
The Congress currently works with more than 30 chapters on university campuses, high schools, and communities. The organization throws its Hip Hop Culture Awareness
festivals, concerts, academic discussions and movie screenings.
A national office of nine members serves as a think tank
that devises new initiatives using the Congress' tools to create new inspiration and action in local communities, develops strategic partnerships with other organizations and is currently working on developing a fundraising campaign.
A mirror organization, Hip Hop Congress Europe
, which is based in Paris, France
, networks organizations in France
and the Czech Republic
with the intention of... Read More