FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jody L. Miller
JLM PR, Inc.
HIP-HOP SUMMIT ACTION NETWORK (HSAN) CO-FOUNDERS CHAIRMAN
RUSSELL SIMMONS AND PRESIDENT/CEO DR. BENJAMIN CHAVIS TO RING THE NASDAQ STOCK MARKET OPENING BELL
ORGANIZATION CELEBRATES 5TH ANNIVERSARY
WHO: HSAN Chairman Russell Simmons and President/CEO Dr. Benjamin Chavis; Warner Music Group Executive Vice President Kevin Liles; Dash Music Group CEO Damon Dash; The Diplomats-CEO Jim Jones; Chrysler Financial Vice President William F. Jones as well as HSAN supporters
WHAT: the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) will celebrate its fifth anniversary by ringing the opening bell of The NASDAQ Stock Market at 9:30am at the NASDAQ MarketSite Location. The NASDAQ Stock Market is the largest U.S. electronic stock market. With approximately 3,200 companies on the NASDAQ, it lists more companies and, on average, trades more shares per day than any other U.S. market. It is home to companies that are leaders across all areas of business including technology, retail, communications, financial services, transportation, media and biotechnology.
The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network launched a national, two year financial empowerment tour in 2005 with title sponsor Chrysler Financial and presenting sponsor Anheuser-Busch, Inc. Titled “Get Your Money Right,” the 2006 financial literacy and empowerment tour kicked off in Detroit in March. Celebrities and financial experts speak to an audience of 18-35 year olds on the importance of financial literacy, the basics of banking, home ownership, repairing bad credit and understanding credit scores, entrepreneurship, vehicle financing and more. A financial workbook is given to all participants and is available in both English and Spanish.
WHERE: NASDAQ MarketSite Location, 4 Times Square at 43rd Street
WHEN: Wednesday, June 14. Press check in at 7:30am. Interviews from 8-9am. Ceremony from 9-9:30am.
The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network is the largest non-profit, worldwide coalition of hip-hop artists and entertainment industry executives who believe that Hip-Hop is an enormously influential agent for positive social change. HSAN is responsible for organizing massive public awareness campaigns around the important issues of financial literacy, community empowerment, youth voter registration and mobilization, public education advocacy and reforming mandatory minimum sentencing laws, among others.