Hip-Hop Association Announces 4th Annual Internationl Film Festival

The Hip-Hop Association

has announced dates for its 4th Annual International Film Festival and 3rd Annual

Education Summit.

Starting November 4th at The Bronx Museum of The Arts, the Hip-Hop

Association will present the H2ED (Hip-Hop Education) Summit.

This year's event will host teachers, organizations, parents,

social workers, youth educators and explore the theme "ACTIVATE! Utilizing

Hip-Hop as a tool in the classroom and the community."

"We believe in empowering the community," said Martha

Diaz, Founder and Executive Director. "By creating education and media

initiatives, as well as preserving the Hip-Hop culture we know to be based in

positive community movements, we work to encourage critical thinking, social

awareness and unity."

H2ED will have panels, workshops, performances and speakers

Bakari Kitwana, Raqiyah Mays and Roxanne Shante.

Running from November 6-12 will be The H20 (Hip-Hop Odyssey)

International Film Festival. The theme of this year's event is Peace, Love,

Unity & Having Fun,"

The festival will show over 75 films including "Bling:

Consequences and Repercussions" (narrated by Chuck D), "BEEF 3,"

the classic Kid-n-Play movie "House Party" and many others.

Special honorees include the Hudlin Brothers (House Party),

The Last Poets, Kid-n-Play and more.

Formed in 2002, the Hip-Hop Association is a non-profit organization

aimed at facilitating, fostering and preserving Hip-Hop culture and its community.

For more information, you visit www.hiphopassociation.org.