CPC Partners with Hip Hop Legends and Community Allies to Emphasize Hip Hop's Diversity and Promote Social Solidarity
On May 3rd, CPC Chief Strategy Officer Brian Chen joined the Reverend Johnny Howard from Universal Hip Hop Parade for Social Justice, Deputy Brooklyn Borough President Kim Council, Dr. Debbie Almontaser from the Yemeni American Merchants Association, Grandmaster Dee of the legendary Hip Hop group Whodini, Paul Anthony of Grammy-award winning music group Full Force, community advocates and other allies at a press conference to announce a partnership in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop. The group spoke about the power of Hip Hop culture to address social challenges facing our communities and to promote multi-racial solidarity.
"Hip Hop culture is a reflection of the diversity, creativity, and resilience that defines New York City. As we celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we are excited to partner with Universal Hip Hop Parade, Asian American Arts Alliance, RaP CiDy D is 4 Dope, and CC 4 Change to create inclusive events that honor Hip Hop's rich history, celebrate its vibrant present, and inspire its bright future," said Wayne Ho, President and CEO of the Chinese-American Planning Council.