A3C Action is turning things up a few notches this year with their first-ever Summit. What can only be described as a social justice tycoon’s dream come true, A3C Action Summit will draw entrepreneurs, activists, artists, and influencers from across the country October 5-6, with the entire festival popping off from the 4-8.
While the festival has us all waiting for the beat drop, A3C Action Summit has a more soulful side – a perfect duet A3C has crafted over several years. The best part? A3C Action won’t cost you a dime. If you’re not sold, hear us out. This year is bound to be their best one yet!
A3C Action always stacks their programming with talented speakers and this year’s Summit has pulled out all the stops. You will hear from some of the best in the biz on everything from DIY steps to creating your own zine to the hidden activism of OutKast.
Get the full Summit lineup here. You never know who you’ll bump into and what you’ll take away.
Atlanta’s favorite social impact hackers are ready to take a crack at a new round of Hack The Violence. Goodie Nation will lead you through a creative workshop that combines innovative ideas using hip-hop culture and technology. No coding necessary! Utilizing design thinking, participants will be led through sprints to “identify users, diagnose problems, and develop features leveraging emerging technologies.” Presentations will follow. At the end of the day, you could walk away with a new idea that’s making an impact like one of these rock stars!
Can’t make it to Roots Weekend kicking off tomorrow? No problem! Alternative Roots partnered with A3C to curate their STAND Exhibit on the 1st-floor gallery on Thursday, October 5th. You’ll have access to the exhibition while talking through art and activism influencing the Southeast within the context of social justice. Consider this a 2-for-1 special, y’all!
In partnership with Center for Civic Innovation and Hip Hop Caucus, A3C Action’s Pitch Competition is the pinnacle of the Summit. Social entrepreneurs from all over the United States applied for their chance to pitch and only five made the cut as a finalist. Here’s a look at the final five who will be putting their heart and soul on the line for their chance to win $10k!
MAKE MUSIC COUNT | Atlanta, GA
Make Music Count is math, remixed. Through their creative curriculum, MMC teaches students a new way of approaching math by solving algebra equations through piano songs.
GIRLS CUT FILMS TOO | Atlanta, GA
Girls Cut Films Too hopes to implement a Summer Film Institute that will expose and train girls in various fields within the film industry from producing and directing to script writing and camera operating.
REAL LIFE POETS | Birmingham, AL
Through a Teen Poetry Initiative, Real Life Poets will teach art activism and training that encourages communication and oratorical skills using spoken word poetry and the arts providing hope and opportunity for youth attending Birmingham City Schools.
BREAKING THE CHAINS | New York City, NY
Breaking The Chains hopes to implement a creative mentorship and art advocacy inside Rikers Island jail. Creating a space for self-expression will act as a springboard to guide young people into discussion and allow a platform to write about specific themes while also being featured in monthly performances during their incarceration.
MEDIA RHYTHM INSTITUTE | Baltimore, MD
Media Rhythm Institute (MRI) empowers youth through hands-on documentary projects. Inspiring a career in media professions, MRI offers opportunities for youth to “learn about their history, network with community leaders, and learn about the music, media industry and the career paths that exist within it.”