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CONTACT: Jody L. MillerLOS ANGELES HIP-HOP SUMMIT ON FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT CONVENES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S BOVARD AUDITORIUM SEPTEMBER 30, 2006
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TYRESE, TOO SHORT, BONE, THUGS & HARMONY, MC LYTE, MELYSSA FORD, YOYO, CHINGO BLING, KID FROST, LAMAR ODOM, TARAJI HENSON, BRYAN LEACH, THE TERRERO BROTHERS, CONGRESSWOMAN MAXINE WATERS (D-CA) AND DR. BENJAMIN CHAVIS TO HEADLINE LOS ANGELES HIP-HOP SUMMIT ON FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT. SNOOP DOGG TO MAKE SPECIAL APPEARANCE
LOS ANGELES. CA. – SEPTEMBER 25, 2006 -California-based, international hip-hop stars Tyrese, Too Short, Bone, Thugs-n-Harmony, MC Lyte, Melyssa Ford, YoYo, Chingo Bling, Kid Frost, Lamar Odom, Taraji Henson, Bryan Leach and The Terrero Brothers will join the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) and President/CEO Dr. Benjamin Chavis for the Los Angeles Hip-Hop Summit on Saturday, September 30th from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Snoop Dogg will make a special appearance. Doors open to students at Noon.
The Los Angeles Hip-Hop Summit will take place at the University of Southern California’s Bovard Auditorium located at 3551 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA.
HSAN’s title sponsor and partner is Chrysler Financial. The Hip-Hop Summit on Financial Empowerment’s “Get Your Money Right” National Tour, now in its second successful year, brings together the powerful combination of hip-hop stars and Chrysler Financial experts to speak to students and community members about the importance of financial literacy.
The topics to be covered include the basics of banking, home ownership, repairing bad credit and understanding credit scores, entrepreneurship, vehicle financing and more. The “Get Your Money Right” national tour includes stops in two additional cities, including October 14 in Dallas and October 28 in Toronto, Canada.
The Hip-Hop Summit on Financial Empowerment is a grassroots effort to help engage young people in discussions about the importance of personal finance.
“With rising tuition costs, the cost of books, gasoline etc. young people can’t afford not to have financial know-how,” said William F. Jones Jr., Vice President – Chrysler Financial. “Chrysler Financial’s expert financial panelists join with Russell Simmons and Dr. Chavis in our collaborative mission to help attendees effectively manage their personal financial situations by providing them with real life examples and a financial workbook to support them in making the right choices.”
“Hip-hop on the West Coast is as strong as ever,” emphasized Dr. Chavis. “The Los Angeles Hip-Hop summit focuses on the opportunities to better understand the importance of financial literacy and empowerment. We will celebrate all of the good work being done throughout the city by many grass roots organizations, as well as pay tribute to the growth and expansion of hip-hop culture throughout Los Angeles.”
“The Hip Hop Summit Action Network recognizes the significant contributions
made by Latinos to Hip Hop as a culture,”affirmed Jasmin Franjul, Director, Artist and Diversity Relations, HSAN. “We are excited to have Kid Frost, Chingo Bling, Jessy and Ulysses Terrero joining us in our mission to empower young people at the “Get Your Money Right” Hip Hop Summit in Los Angeles”
The “Get Your Money Right” workbook, which will be given to all participants, is available in both English and Spanish and is downloadable on the www.hsan.org site.
The media partner for the Los Angeles Hip-Hop Summit on Financial Empowerment is KDAY – 93.5 FM Los Angeles. Community partners include the University of Southern California – Black Student Union, California State University – Black Student Union, Los Angeles Public Housing Authority, USC – Asian Pacific American Student Association and NAACP – Los Angeles Chapter.
About Chrysler Financial
Chrysler Financial offers a complete line of world-class automotive financial products and services for both dealers and consumers of Chrysler, Jeep® and Dodge vehicles. In addition to offering vehicle wholesale and retail financing, Chrysler Financial provides fleet management and lines of credit to Chrysler Group dealers. As an industry leader in automotive financing, Chrysler Financial provides its customers with the most innovative and efficient methods of doing business. For more information on Chrysler Financial visit www.chryslerfinancial.com.
About The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN)
Founded in 2001, the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network is dedicated to harnessing the cultural relevance of hip-hop music to serve as a catalyst for education advocacy and other societal concerns fundamental to the empowerment of youth throughout the United States. HSAN is a non-profit, non-partisan worldwide coalition of hip-hop artists, entertainment industry leaders, education advocates, civil rights proponents and youth leaders united in the belief that hip-hop is a powerful and influential agent for social change which must be responsibly and proactively utilized to fight the war on poverty and injustice. Additional information on HSAN can be found at www.hsan.org.