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Orpheum Theater New Orleans
129 Roosevelt Way, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
On International Youth Day (Aug 12), Give a Beat is partnering with Horn & Tail, Unicorn Fukr, Upbeat Academy, Deaf Child and the Orpheum Theater New Orleans and our dance music family as a whole to participate in raising awareness and funds for music and mentoring programs for youth in underserved communities. UNITED FOR YOUTH! With your help, we can break the vicious grip of youth incarceration in our country. Learn all about it here: giveabeat.org/iyd2017
and an opening set from
Upbeat Academy Graduate 2016
Sound by: Able Audio
Sat Aug 12
Doors 9 pm | Show 10 pm
The Ice Pit
(Basement of Orpheum Theater)
129 Roosevelt Way
TIckets and info at orpheumnola.com
Join Give a Beat in participating and raising awareness for United Nation's International Youth Day! We are partnering with multiple events across the US to raise funds for Give a Beat music and mentoring programs for youth in underserved communities.
In our fight against mass incarceration we recognize that youth are severely impacted by this system. The US is the world leader in incarcerating youth. We are the only industrialized country in the world to sentence children to life, place them in solitary confinement, try them as adults, and send them to adult prisons at a stunning average cost of $80K a year, more than a Harvard education. Mass incarceration also heavily burdens families and communites. Hundreds of thousands of youth are growing up with without parents and in homes split apart by the criminal justice system. Together we can help break the vicious grip of incarceration in America and give youth a voice!
Join us in partnership with our wonderful network of DJs and promoters in Chicago, Detroit, Durham, Humboldt, Long Beach, Los Angeles, New Orleans, San Diego, San Francisco, and Tucson this International Youth Day weekend!
Give a Beat’s International Youth Day promotional partners include: DanceGruv Radio, DJ Times, Electronic Music Alliance (EMA), Fusicology, Green Galactic, The Word, and Universal Rhythm.
Background on the Issues:
The deleterious effects of mass incarceration are particularly difficult for American youth in marginalized communities. Currently, 2.7 million children (minors under 18) in the United States have an incarcerated parent. In addition, the United States is the world leader in incarcerating youth, spending $6 billion per year on juvenile corrections. On any given day, there are over 70,000 juveniles in custody in the U.S. Furthermore, the U.S. is the only industrialized nation in the world that puts minors into solitary confinement, tries them as adults, imposes life sentences without parole, and sends juveniles to adult prisons at a stunning average cost of $80K a year, more than a Harvard education. And perhaps most disturbing, 1 in 3 African American youth will be in prison during their lifetime.
“There are so many people locked up in the U.S. right now: women, teens — most who have already been victimized, and are now separated from family. Our for-profit prison system has been able to grow unabatedly for 45 years. It’s a machine, making it very difficult to intervene and correct, but there is still a lot we can do. For one, we can just be there for people who've been through it by receiving them when they get out. This alone can make a world of difference.” says Give a Beat Founder Lauren Segal.
Background on Give a Beat:
Founded in 2014, Give a Beat works to harness the power of the dance music community towards actionable solutions that address the issues of youth and families impacted by incarceration. Give a Beat is a community of music lovers, musicians, artists, activists, promoters and entrepreneurs who create tangible opportunities for positive impact in vulnerable communities around the United States. Music is the inspiration, mode of communication, and conduit for change.
Actively engaged in educating the dance music community on the issues of mass incarceration, Give a Beat publishes interviews, continually informs and enlightens its network through blog and social media posts, and constantly puts together events and panels in an effort to broaden the dialogue and get more people engaged and active on the issue.
Background on International Youth Day:
August 12th is the UN declared International Youth Day, which “aims to remind the public of the importance of youth as a stage in life and is celebrated all over the world.” On this date each year, the UN recognizes efforts of the world’s youth in enhancing global society and also promotes ways to engage youth to get more involved in making positive contributions to their communities. Give a Beat, in partnership with promoters, is hoping to raise awareness about how youth are being negatively affected by the mass incarceration crisis and raise funds toward our programs that offer positive alternatives to the school-to-prison pipeline.
● Give a Beat Official Site — giveabeat.org
● Give a Beat’s International Youth Day Events — giveabeat.org/iyd2017
● Give a Beat’s blog — giveabeat.tumblr.com
● Facebook — facebook.com/giveabeat
● Twitter — twitter.com/igiveabeat
● Instagram — instagram.com/giveabeat
● SoundCloud — soundcloud.com/giveabeat
● International Youth Day — un.org/en/events/youthday