Beyond Occupy: An MLK Dialogue for 2012 set for 3 p.m. today at RedLine Denver

Today as the country honors Dr. Martin Luther King, a consortium of local hip-hop artists and community activists is getting together this afternoon at 3 p.m. at RedLine Denver (2350 Arapahoe Street) for Beyond Occupy: An MLK Dialogue for 2012, to engage in dialogue about the bigger picture of the Occupy Movement. Along with what is sure to be a thought-provoking discussion, you can expect an afternoon of good food and hip-hop, with spoken-word and video presentations. Page down for more details.

The goal of this afternoon's event, which grew out of a series of recent Denver "Occupy" singles released by artists like Dyalekt, Molina, Jonny 5 of the Flobots, Aja Black of the Reminders, Kalyn Heffernan of WheelChair Sports Camp, Diles, DJ Icewater, Bravo One and Es-Nine, is to stimulate a conversation among folks, to get people thinking and talking about the idea of building a sustainable inclusive environment of the 99 percent in the community by the 99 percent.

"These three singles served as a bridge between the people organizing and facilitating the Occupy Movement and folks on the outside curious about Occupy and questioning what this "movement" was all about," says Mane Rok. "With the support of P.J. D'Amico and Louise Martorano of the RedLine gallery space, the organizing team of Denver activists has grown to several dozen."

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