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KANSAS CITY HIP-HOP SUMMIT ON FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT SET FOR SEPTEMBER 9, 2005
RUSSELL SIMMONS, JUELZ SANTANA, REMY MA, CHRIS BROWN, TONY AUSTIN AND SEAN TYLER OF HOT 103 JAMS TO HEADLINE; JT QUICK TO SPIN LIVE
NEW YORK, N.Y. – SEPTEMBER 06, 2005 – The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network’s 2005 Financial Empowerment National Tour is set to convene in Kansas City on Friday, September 9, 2005 at the Kansas City Convention Center, Bartle Hall/Exhibit Hall E, located at 301 West 13th Street in Kansas, Missouri. Doors open at 11:00am and tickets are available by going onto www.hsan.org or via media partner KPRS Hot 103 JAMS.
The Kansas City Hip-Hop Summit on Financial Empowerment will be the sixth Summit of the tour, and is part of an unprecedented national campaign to raise awareness among millions of young adults 18-35 about the importance of financial literacy. For the first time, one of the world’s leading financial institutions, Chrysler Financial, has partnered with the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN), the nation’s largest non-profit hip-hop organization, to help young people build a solid financial future. Russell Simmons, Chairman of HSAN and William F. Jones, Jr., Vice President of Chrysler Financial have pledged to work together to coordinate this national campaign under the theme “Get Your Money Right.”
The program agenda of the Kansas City Hip-Hop Summit on Financial Empowerment will include a focus on financial literacy, basic banking, repairing and understanding credit scores, asset and wealth management, auto financing, home ownership and entrepreneurship.
The title sponsor of the Hip-Hop Summit on Financial Empowerment Tour is Chrysler Financial. The Kansas City media partner is radio station KPRS Hot 103 JAMS.
“Hip-hop is a growing cultural phenomenon in Kansas City,” declared Simmons. “The Hip-Hop Summit on Financial Empowerment will help raise the consciousness of young people who have high aspirations to improve their quality of life. Having the right information and building a solid financial foundation are essential to getting your money right.”
“The Hip Hop Summit Action Network, with its pulse on youth culture, and access to millions of young people, is the right partner in our quest to help the next generation of Americans make smart decisions with their finances,” said William F. Jones, Jr., Vice President-Chrysler Financial.
“The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network is pleased with the tremendous response from the hip-hop community in Kansas City, as we prepare for the ‘Get Your Money Right’ Summit,” emphasized Dr. Chavis. “Ron Hunt from the youth organization Meet Me In The Middle and Kansas City Manager Wayne Coffin, along with Gwen Grant of the local chapter of the Urban League, as well as other community leaders are working diligently to ensure the Summit’s success.”
About DaimlerChrysler Services North America LLC
The company provides brand-specific financing for automotive dealers’ inventories and their retail consumers and does business as Mercedes-Benz Credit and Chrysler Financial. As DaimlerChrysler Services Truck Finance it also finances commercial vehicles for affiliate products such as Freightliner, Sterling and Western Star. The company serves as the headquarters for operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America and Puerto Rico and has more than 5,800 employees who manage a portfolio of more than $95 billion with nearly five million contracts. DaimlerChrysler Services North America is a member of the DaimlerChrysler Financial Services group of companies. This group is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and operates in 39 countries with an employee base exceeding 10,800 and a global portfolio of approximately $139 billion. DaimlerChrysler Financial Services group is one of the leading financial services entities worldwide. For more information on DaimlerChrysler Services in the Americas visit www.daimlerchryslerservices.com/na.
About Hip-Hop Summit Action Network
HSAN is a non-profit, non-partisan national coalition of artists, entertainment industry leaders, education advocates, civil rights proponents and youth leaders united in the belief that the “hip-hop” phenomena is an enormously influential agent for positive social change which must be responsibly and pro-actively utilized to fight the war on poverty and injustice. For more information on the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, go to www.hsan.org.
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