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Event Archive - HIPHOP: Increase the Peace: Should Skytrain cops be packin' a piece?! featuring: Kinnie Starr, Skeena Reece, Curtis Clearsky, Corvid, In.Stead

Fri. November 18th 2005 Open Studios (All Ages)
8:00pm - 12am
By Donation
Presented by: Brian Harrow, Increase the Peace collective
Check it: Translink has announced that a new, armed Skytrain police force is taking effect on the Lower Mainland’s transit system. There is also talk of installing cameras on buses and increased surveillance.

Already facing discrimination and harassment before this announcement, the implications for youth (especially youth of colour, low-income youth, and hip-hop headz) are serious. A coalition of concerned youth and their allies are coming together to address this issue in a community forum, using the medium of hip- hop, to share ideas and develop a strategy, because
Does having guns on trains packed full of people strike you as a Bad idea?
Come and develop solutions with us.
Some of VanCity’s finest underground MCs will be throwing down.

Location: Open Studios (252 E 1st Avenue) take a bus or skytrain to
Main/Terminal area
Time: 8pm - get there early, it's gonna be packed
Cost: by donation - nobody gets turned away - proceeds to the Bus Riders

This is a beef-free event.

Yes to: conscious MCs, unity in diversity, peace, and justice

No to: verbal or physical violence, alcohol/drugs,
sexist/racist/homophobic behavior, tuff-guy whack ego-pumping MCs,


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Kinnie Starr

"At any point in her performance and you're never sure exactly when she'd step off the stage and into your face, this close. She could be seducing. she could be threatening, she could be trying to get you to rap with her." -- The Toronto Star ============= "Kinnie Starr doesn't shut up and sit tight when something pisses her off. In the six y... more info
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