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GET CENTERED: The Center’s 2nd Anniversary Celebration

The Center for Civil and Human Rights and A3C present: GET CENTERED, a 2nd anniversary party celebrating and discussing hip-hop’s role in social justice.


Atlanta, GA, June 3, 2016 - The Center for Civil and Human Rights located in Atlanta, GA is hosting “Get Centered.” a unique event to celebrate its 2nd anniversary on Thursday, June 23rd from 8 – 11 PM. More than a birthday party; the celebration will echo the design and content of The Center, inspiring visitors to learn more about the struggles for human rights at home and around the world - with a sense hope, commitment, and action. Get Centered will take place at the Center for Civil and Human Rights.
Get Centered is produced in association with A3C Festival & Conference, one of the largest hip-hop events in the US and a force for discovery, education and collaboration.  A3C has programmed an unforgettable evening that includes a panel, special DJ sets and a performance by Soul Food Cypher.
The panel will focus on hip-hop’s past and present impact on the civil rights movement, with panelists: Killer Mike, Toni Blackman, Stic (of Dead Prez), Speech (of Arrested Development) and David Wall Rice (of Morehouse College). Rohit Malhotra of the Center for Civic Innovation will moderate the discussion.
Legendary Atlanta DJs, DJ Jelly, DJ Nabs and Jaycee have all prepared DJ sets highlighting records that exemplify political, socially conscious and progressive movements.
Soul Food Cypher is an organization that prides itself on using the power of speech to transform lives and communities.  Soul Food Cypher will be hosting a cypher and inviting the crowd to participate.
Derreck Kayongo, CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights said, “Get Centered is a true testament to the evolution of social change. There isn’t a better home for this kind of celebration than the Center for Civil and Human Rights, the House of Courage.”
“We are honored to be working with the Center for Civil and Human Rights to help celebrate their 2nd anniversary party,” said Mike Walbert, executive director of A3C.”The panel brings an amazing group of people together to discuss hip-hop’s impact in social change over the last 40 years.  I am really looking forward to the conversation and an unforgettable night.”  

About the Center for Civil and Human Rights 
The Center for Civil and Human Rights in Downtown Atlanta is an engaging cultural attraction that connects The American Civil Rights struggle to today’s Global Human Rights Movements. The Center features a continuously rotating exhibit from The Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection, which includes many of Dr. King’s documents and personal items. Visitors will be immersed in experiential exhibits through powerful and authentic stories, historic documents, compelling artifacts, and interactive activities. The Center is a source for ongoing dialogue — hosting educational forums and attracting world-renowned speakers and artists who work on a variety of human rights topics. For more information, visit Join the conversation on civil and human rights on Twitter @Ctr4CHR and Facebook.
About A3C 
A3C (All 3 Coasts) strives to empower, engage and energize the community that shape and define hip-hop culture. A3C produces the annual A3C Festival & Conference, which is the preeminent hip-hop event in the US, commonly referred to as, “hip-hop’s family reunion.” A3C Festival & Conference has grown organically from a regional showcase to a internationally recognized and nationally acclaimed experience encompassing all aspects of hip-hop culture. For more information visit:

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