HHCF Brings Immortal Technique to John O'Connell High to Address Latino Gang Violence in SF



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Adisa Banjoko
bishop@hiphopchessfederation.org

Hip-Hop Chess Federation and Immortal Technique Unite to Address Escalation of Latino Gang Violence
Rapper Immortal Technique, The Brown Berets and Author Cesar Cruz to Speak at John O'Connell High School

Nov. 3rd 20090- San Francisco, CA- The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) is proud to announce that it will host Immortal Technique at John O'Connell High school in San Francisco, CA on Nov. 5th. He will address the rising climate of violence by Latino gangs in the SF Mission District. This is a closed door event, specifically for John O'Connell students. Immortal Technique will be accompanied by the Brown Berets of Watsonville. Additionally Cesar Cruz, author of History of North & South: Bang for Freedom will be showing a short documentary on past peace resolutions made by Norteno and Sureno gangs.

"I have had a long history of working with street organizations and with community leaders that come together to try and avert self destructive actions such as the ones we face here." stated Immortal Technique. "I do not claim to have all the answers but I am more than willing to share my time and energy to try and look at the roots of this and other conflicts to find solutions rather than just continue a cycle of hatred and vengeance."

"Our children are murdering one another with no sense of remorse" stated the HHCF's CEO, Adisa Banjoko. "The Hip-Hop Chess Federation remains committed to fusing music, chess and martial arts to promote unity, strategy and non-violence. Immortal Technique is a Hip-Hop artist who has a special place in the hearts of Latino youth. He's been a true ally of the HHCF for a long time. John O'Connell High Schools faculty and staff have always been proactive in their approach to keeping their students effectively informed. We're honored to have Immortal Technique and the Brown Berets share their ideas on the best moves we can all make, to reach an authentic and enduring peace on these streets."

For more information contact Adisa Banjoko: bishop@hiphopchessfederation.org

For more info on the Hip-Hop Chess Federation visit: www.hiphopchessfederation.org

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