Life is Living

LIFE IS LIVING is a campaign committed to celebrating urban life through Hip Hop, intergenerational health, and social and environmental action. Life is Living establishes a new model for partnerships between diverse and under-resourced communities, green action agencies and the contemporary arts world.

The campaign involves establishing national partnerships with hyper local arts, health, education, and environmental agencies working in collaboration with each other. This is an arts place making project designed to produce a myriad of arts and education projects for the benefit of local municipalities and specific blighted urban spaces. Life is Living is a project of Youth Speaks, known for creating safe spaces for young people to find, develop, present and apply their voices, as agents of social change.

Youth Speaks has hosted this project in partnership with organizations in New York, Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and most extensively in Oakland, Ca. In 2015 we have hosted a mini winter festival in Oakland, Life is Loving, and are planning three additional Festivals including:

2015 Life Is Living
Life is Loving Oakland (February)
Life is Living at Brave New Voices in Atlanta (July 18),
Life is Living Presents: HoodStock (July 25)
The 8th Annual Life is Living Festival in Oakland (October 10).

Life is Living Atlanta

Saturday, July 18 – 10am – 3pm
75 Hilliard St NE, Truly Living Well Center for Urban Agriculture
This Brave New Voices Service Learning event will feature gardening, permaculture, food justice, storytelling, live performances and community activism. Featured programming includes urban gardening, workouts, and tours of the Martin Luther King Jr. historic site. The event concludes with a huge Hip Hop Dinner featuring Stic Man of Dead Prez, DJ Cavem, the BNV MC Olympics Finals, and other Atlanta Hip Hop luminaries. Additional featured presenters throughout the day include host Chinaka Hodge, George Watsky, Mick Jenkins, and other special guests.


Life is Living Philadelphia

Hoodstock VIP Dinner // July 24th – 7pm – 9pm
Location TBA

Hoodstock Festival // July 25th – 10am – 7pm
2300 N. 11th St., Life Do Gro Farm
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