HOPE Benefit Concert
The mission of the Annual HOPE International Spring Music Festival is to raise awareness about international social justice issues through music, speakers, spoken word, art, tabling and other opportunities to engage with College Nine's theme. The HOPE planning committee, comprised of student leaders in College Nine and College Ten begin their work in Spring Quarter planning for the Annual Fall festival.
There's lots of room for students to contribute their creative ideas for awareness, arts, music and more -- join us in planning next year's benefit concert and make your mark! We are currently looking for students to help plan next year's concert!
Previous year's performances:
2016 Theme: Changing the Climate on Environmental Racsism
Band: Climbing Poetree and Tatu Vision
2015 Theme: Reproductive Justice in the Yucatan Peninsula
Band: La Chamba and Gina Rene
2014 Theme: Typhoon Haiyan relief for the Philippines
Band: Bandung 55 and Power Struggle, also including student performances by Isang Himig acapella and People of the Islands dance troupe.
2013 Theme: Afro-Brazilian Arts Movement and Youth Empowerment
2012 Theme: End the Food Crisis
Band: Los Rakas and Gina Rene
2011 Theme: Cultural Survival and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Performer: John Trudell
2010 Theme: Prevent Youth Violence
Band: Brwn Bflo
2009 Theme: Stop Violence Against Women
Band: Zion I with DJ Burke
2008 Theme: Conflict in Sri Lanka
Performer: Student performances
2007 Theme: Conflict in Darfur