Hip Hop for Change has a mission to use grassroots activism to educate people about socio-economic injustices and advocate solutions through hip hop culture. They raise funds for local causes that enrich marginalized and historically oppressed communities.
Khafre Jay has been a pillar of the hip
hop community in San Francisco for a
decade, working with San Francisco’s
B-Pos. His experience in merging
activism and expressive cultural arts led
him to found Hip Hop For Change.
Jay worked in the nonprofit sector for small,
local justice groups to huge, international
environmental organizations. He has spent many years doing work with disadvantaged young people, using his hip hop roots to bridge social gaps, and help kids find identity
through their culture.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx