The Hip Hop Culture Center (H2C2) and Sustainable Urban Resource (SUR) have partnered to host an Anti-Gun Walk in Harlem to speak about the rise of gun violence and its impact on the community. The Anti- Gun Walk is set to take place on Saturday, July 18th, 2009 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This will not be an ordinary march for peace. The Hip Hop Culture Center will have rappers from their annual Rapathon lead the way using megaphones and custom rhymes to promote the destruction of youth due to gun violence. Directly following a mini concert will be held inside the Hip Hop Culture Center to demonstrate the emcees rhymes before an audience. In addition, individual songs will be created as memoirs for the participating mothers who have lost sons and daughters to bullets.
The Hip Hop Culture Center is recognized for its Hip Hop centric education youth programs, sneaker battles, artist showcases, various expos, art exhibitions, and annual Rapathon™. H2C2 held a Sugar Walk last year to raise the awareness of Diabetes in Harlem and its effects within the African-American community. We used the same technique listed above; rappers on megaphones expressing the causes, citing statistics, and treatment of the disease through song while distributing educational pamphlets. Both organizations are confident that the Anti-Gun Walk will garner the same if not more attention as the Sugar Walk, and focus our community on the negative impact that guns are having on our youth.
Sustainable Urban Resource mission is to help improve the quality of life of women and low income individuals through the practical application of knowledge and resources. SUR provides day care services, adult/youth literacy programs, nutrition programs, and housing placement. The program activities available at SUR focus on the fact that human condition can be improved by the appropriate use of available resources.
Over the past two years eight teens between the ages of 13-18 have been gunned down in Harlem. Our goal is create a safe haven for the society and put an end to innocent deaths. If you would like join us in our endeavors to better the community contact (212) 491-5852 or (212) 234-7171 for more information. H2C2 is located at 2309 Frederick Douglass Blvd., New York, NY 10030 (2nd floor of Magic Johnson Theatre) and are accessible by trains A, C, B, D, 2, and 3 trains.