The Bronx, NY The Universal Hip Hop Museum in association with the GRAMMY Museum, the Recording Academy, and MusiCares present a Black Music Month event, Hip Hop & Mental Health: Facing the Stigma Together on Saturday, June 25, 3PM at the Clive Davis Theater, GRAMMY Museum at 800 W. Olympic Blvd. L.A., CA. 90015. The UHHM (Universal Hip Hop Museum) is holding a critical conversation to amplify the importance of mental wellness, especially in Hip Hop culture. Hip Hop & Mental Health: Facing the Stigma Together will be a moderated, panel discussion, highlighting Black Music Month. Special opening remarks will be offered by Harvey Mason Jr. (Recording Academy, CEO), Rita George (GRAMMY Museum, Chief Program Officer) and Tina Marie Tyler (Universal Hip Hop Museum, Executive Producer and Advisory Board member).
This live stream panel discussion will be hosted by Nick Cannon, and produced in partnership with the Grammy Museum, MusiCares, the Black Music Collective and Hip Hop 4 Peace. The purpose of this livestream event is to create an environment where Hip Hop artists and other creatives can share their personal mental health journeys. Health experts will offer science-based, culturally competent tools to address mental challenges in the genre. Panelists include Adrian Miller (XYION), Claudette Robinson (The Miracles), Michael “Blue” Williams (Family Tree Entertainment), artist DJ Quick, and actor Amin Joseph (FX Snowfall).
How can community members of the music industry and supporters of Hip Hop culture improve the mental health of our creative ecosystem? In what ways can we address and eradicate the barriers to mental health care? How can we better identify behaviors not conducive to good mental well-being? In our roles of stewards and consumers of Rap and Hip Hop artist’s work, how do we support their wellness?
What does this support look like while sustaining the financial obligations inherent to the business of making music? VIP audience members will include JC Hall (Hip Hop Therapy), Dr. Monique “Dr. Mo” Hedmann (Hip Hop Public Health), Ed Magee (Fender, EVP, Operations), and actor Sarunas Jackson (HBO Insecure). They will also offer their insights and experiences to reduce the stigmas associated with addressing mental health concerns. The goal of the UHHM is to give voice to breaking down the stigmas facing mental health healing and wellness in the Hip Hop community.
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Universal Hip Hop Museum
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ABOUT THE UNIVERSAL HIP HOP MUSEUM
Anchored in the birthplace of Hip Hop culture, the Universal Hip Hop Museum broke ground in the Bronx in 2021. Built as a space for audiences, artists, and technology to converge and create unparalleled educational and entertainment experiences, the museum is slated to open in Bronx Point in 2024. The UHHM will celebrate and preserve the history of local and global Hip Hop music and culture past, present, and future.
For more information, visit www.uhhm.org. “Like” the Universal Hip Hop Museum on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @uhhmuseum.
ABOUT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM
Established in 2008, the GRAMMY Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music through exhibits, education, grants, preservation initiatives, and public programming. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum explores and celebrates all aspects of the art form—from the technology of the recording process to the legends who have made lasting marks on our cultural identity.
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