True Skool 5th Annual Block Party and B-Boy Jam


This morning, I was honored to have Romke de Haan of the True Skool Organization in for a discussion about the 5th Annual TRUE SKOOL Block Party.

This weekend, the True Skool organization is rasing awareness of the hard work and sweat they are investing into Milwaukee’s 5th Ward Neighborhood.  True Skool’s adopt a community program kicks off this weekend, as students and community members team up to clean up the Walker’s Point neighborhood.

Adopt A Community Program provides neighborhood restoration and community transformation by adopting a community from July-September. Expected outcomes are to beautify the community, create new green space and safer pedestrian walkways, determine if public art will successfully deter illegal graffiti and vandalism and to provide productive community service opportunities to ex-offenders and volunteers to give back to the community.

Last summer, the students adopted the Cesar E. Chavez neighborhood.

They picked up trash…

They removed illegal graffiti…

And they left the neighborhood in better shape then they found it, by beautifying a graffiti covered wall, with a culturally rich and striking mural.

This Saturday the kids are cleaning up the Walker’s Point area from 10am -12 noon. They are  recruiting volunteers for our Adopt a Community Kick-Off event and community clean-up on Saturday July 17th from 10:00am-12noon, then stay for TRUE Skool’s 5th Annual Block Party:The Cyphers event from 12noon-9:00pm.

The event will feature…

LIVE GRAFFITI ART EXHIBITION: Check out local artists painting live from 12-8pm

ENTERTAINMENT: Some of Milwaukee’s best Hip Hop acts will grace the stage including; Prophetic, Rusty Ps, House Of M, Taste Emcees, and many more.  Rhymesayers Record’s TOKI WRIGHT will headline the main stage at 8pm.

COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR – Check out what resources are available in the community!

OUTDOOR GALLERY SPACE– TRUE Skool’s artists and MIAD service learning students will display and sell artwork in this area.

REDBULL BBOY WORKSHOPSJoin Motion Disorderz Crew for breakdancing workshops at 2:00pm and 4:00pm at the RedBull Bboy Floor.

GRIME OFFICIAL SKATE PARK – Grime Official sponsored skate competitions ALL DAY!

Before all this, Milwaukee’s best B-Boys and B-Girls will be at the TRUE Skool/Motion Disorderz Crew Anniversary Bboy Battle!

Join TRUE Skool and Motion Disorderz as we celebrate 11 years of Motion Disorderz Crew!

To check out my interview with Romke, listen below!

Interview with True Skool Part ONE.

Interview Part 2.

More Information available at www.trueskool.org

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