This Takin’ It to the Streets on Saturday, June 15 will open up with a Summer Peace Rally led by the Chicago Peace Movement (convened by the Lupe Fiasco Foundation) and the United Congress of Community and Religious Organizations (UCCRO). This Rally will feature activists, religious leaders, artists, and other organizational allies and partners from across Chicago and the country. All those expected to be in attendance have been galvanizing and agitating around community-driven and community-centered solutions to the structural problems that lead to the violence afflicting urban centers like Chicago. The Peace Rally will feature comments and special appearances from prominent hip-hop artists and activists.
One month from the day, we are excited to announce a sensational and diverse lineup of artists for the 15-Year Takin’ It to the Streets on Saturday, June 15. This lineup includes legendary hip hop acts such as Black Star–with Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) and Talib Kweli, joined by Ali Shaheed Muhammad; up-and-coming international stars such as singer-songwriter Yuna; and amazing local talent such as the fusion band Zamin. Everyone is sure to find something that they love or will fall in love with on stage that day!
At IMAN, we believe in the power of art to inspire social change. The diversity, range and sweep of this year’s Streets artist lineup will be complimented by the presence of a range of inspiring activists and organizers from across the city and country. Join thousands coming by planes, trains, and cars from far and wide to be part of this 15-Year Takin’ It to the Streets celebration–you do not want to miss this!