Posted July 25, 2023 in News Items
Hip Hop Artist Krayzie Bones of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony to Discuss the Influence of Hip Hop on Community Health in Woodhill
The Community Conversation will be held at Morning Star Baptist Church on August 10th
CLEVELAND, OH – The City Club of Cleveland, Saint Luke’s Foundation, and Spread the Love Foundation will host a community conversation with Anthony “Krayzie Bone” Henderson about the influence of hip hop on community health in Cleveland on August 10th. The event will be held at Morning Star Baptist Church at 6:30 pm.
Krayzie Bone is a founding member of the Grammy-award-winning hip-hop group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. He is known for his socially conscious lyrics that often address issues faced by marginalized communities.
“Being that this is my first time in a discussion like this, I’m really looking forward to it. I feel like more discussions like these need to continue to happen,” said Anthony “Krayzie Bone” Henderson. “I’m hoping that we can find ways to apply some of the things we discuss within the community and Hip Hop culture.”
The conversation will explore the ways that hip hop has been and can be used to promote healthy behaviors, build community, and foster empowerment within the southeast side of Cleveland and beyond. DJ Kristyles of WOVU 95.9 FM will moderate a candid conversation with Krayzie Bone about how music can be used to promote healing, community strength, and community health.
“I am excited to moderate this conversation with Hall of Fame and hip hop legend Krayzie Bone of Bone Thugs-and-Harmony,” says DJ Kristyles. “I believe we need to have more conversations in the community about community wellness.”
The City Club of Cleveland, Saint Luke's Foundation, and Spread the Love Foundation will bring the conversation to the community at Morning Star Baptist Church on the 50th anniversary of hip-hop.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit cityclub.org.
The Saint Luke’s Foundation is dedicated to achieving health equity by addressing social determinants of health for people in neighborhoods surrounding Saint Luke’s and throughout Cuyahoga County. Saint Luke’s is committed to demonstrating grantmaking that is responsive to the community and believes that people thrive as a result of living free of racism and poverty and experiencing equitable economic opportunities and conditions that enable them to lead healthier lives. Since it was established with the charitable assets of the Saint Luke’s Medical Center in 1997, the Foundation has awarded over $165 million in grants. Information on the work of Saint Luke’s Foundation is available on the Foundation’s website: www.saintlukesfoundation.org.
The City Club of Cleveland is one the nation's oldest free speech forums. A product of the Progressive Era, it was founded in 1912 and remains one of the nation's oldest independent free speech forums, renowned for its tradition of debate and discussion. For more than a hundred years, all speakers, from sitting presidents to community activists, have answered unfiltered, unrehearsed questions directly from the audience. The mission of the City Club is to create conversations of consequence that help democracy thrive. More info: http://cityclub.org.
Spread the Love Foundation (STLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by internationally acclaimed Bone Thugs-N-Harmony member Anthony “Krayzie Bone” Henderson. Located in Cleveland, OH, STLF advocates for urban arts cultural equity by providing music industry education and workforce development for disadvantaged populations to improve Cleveland communities. STLF advocates for urban arts and culture education as well as workforce development for minorities in Glenville and Hough. Krayzie Bone’s vision is to spark career interests by providing a launchpad for artists and professionals into the music industry from right here in Cleveland. STLF’s goal is for Cleveland Municipal School District (CMSD) students to gain insight on the various career paths within urban arts and entertainment, while young adults will be offered internships to learn the inner workings of the music business and acquire real-world portfolio projects and experience.