With less than 100 days until the 2012 election, the League of Young Voters is packing up and hitting the road for the #Ignite2012 National Tour.
The #Ignite road crew is partnering with AllHipHop.com to produce dynamic live events spanning from the East Coast to the Midwest to the South. One of the most prolific hip-hop journalists, Dream Hampton, will join Janee Bolden from Bossip, Andreas Hale from The Well Versed and Chuck Creekmur from AllHipHop on the tour.
Each tour date includes an interactive training course for young people to learn how to use courageous storytelling to mobilize peers and create positive change. The workshop curriculum was designed by the international non-profit organization, Million Person Project. The trainings will be followed by a panel of influential media figures discussing the hottest political issues that are dominating the conversation among young people. The trainings will conclude with concerts starring Jasiri X and Dee-1.
The tour begins in Milwaukee, the home base for the Wisconsin League of Young Voters and continues throughout September and October. Each date will be livestreamed on Youngvoter.org.
IGNITE 2012 Dates:
9/18 – Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee Area Technical College
9/22 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Shadow Lounge
9/25 – Cincinnati, OH – Elementz Hip-Hop
10/6 – Philadelphia, PA – at City Hall