Session Type(s): Featured Keynote Panel
Starts: Thursday, Jul. 11 1:00 PM (Eastern)
Ends: Thursday, Jul. 11 2:15 PM (Eastern)
The Hip Hop Caucus’ Think 100%: The Coolest Show on Climate Change
Posted by Netroots Nation on Thursday, July 11, 2019
Hip Hop Caucus is bringing a live-production of their award-winning storytelling platform, “Think 100%: The Coolest Show on Climate Change,” to Netroots Nation. Show hosts Antonique Smith and Rev Lennox Yearwood Jr. will be joined by special guests for an in-depth discussion on environmental justice, stories from the frontlines of climate change, and how young people are leading the movement for community-driven solutions to the climate crisis, injustice, and inequality. For more, visit Think100.info and follow @Think100Show on Twitter and Instagram.
Antonique Smith starred as Mimi in Rent and she played Biggie’s wife Faith Evans in Notorious. She is currently starring in Marvel’s Luke Cage on Netflix. She is also a Grammy nominated recording artist. She’s a star. But she’s also out there in the communities, with the people.
She was a big part of the HOME (Heal Our Mother Earth) album in 2014, which was released by People’s Climate Music, a project organized by the Hip Hop Caucus that works with artists to inspire action around climate change. It was the first time the climate movement ever had something like that. Her song from that album became the anthem for the People’s Climate March that year — and her cover of “Here Comes the Sun,” with Jeremih, became the anthem for the 2017 march.
Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. is a Minister, national leader and community activist committed to mobilizing the Hip Hop generation to utilize its political and social voice as the President & CEO of Hip Hop Caucus.
As a national leader, speaker, and activist in the environmental movement, he has successfully raised awareness of political, civil rights and social justice issues disproportionately impacting communities of color by engaging and building powerful relationships with the Hip Hop community and key environmental leaders. Immediately following Hurricane Katrina, Rev Yearwood, a Louisiana native, established the award-winning Gulf Coast Renewal Campaign, which advocated for the rights of storm survivors, prevented illegal and unjust evictions from temporary housing, and advocated for criminal justice, education and job legislation.
In 2008, Rev Yearwood created the highly acclaimed and longest Hip Hop civic engagement program ever — the national “Respect My Vote!” campaign. Since 2008, the campaign has registered and mobilized tens of thousands of young voters, including setting a world record by registering 32,000 people across 16 U.S. cities in one day. The campaign spawned out of Rev Yearwood’s work in four voter turnout operations during the 2004 presidential election, including P. Diddy’s Citizen Change “Vote Or Die!” campaign, Hip Hop Summit Action Network’s “Hip Hop Summits”, Jay-Z’s “Voice Your Choice” campaign, and AFL-CIO’s “Hip Hop Voices” project.