1. Twenty four of the most talented graffiti artists from California, Chicago, Hawaii and New York battled in West Oakland last Saturday.

    They each had one canvas, thirteen spray paint cans, and five hours to complete a work of art incorporating the word “grow.”

    The contest was part of the second annual “Life is Living” festival – a day of hip hop and “green”-themed events that included breakdancing, skateboarding, stenciling, live music performances, natural building with bamboo, and a youth health summit.

    The winner – who goes by the name Mr. Vogue TDK, of Oakland – walked away with a cash prize of $1,000 and some Adidas gear.

    Oakland North spoke with East Oakland contestant Leslie Lopez while she worked on her piece.

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  2. LIFE is LIVING is a national campaign that uses a new form of green spoken story telling — one that represents the diverse and changing perspectives on what it means to be environmentally just.

    This campaign seeks to inspire people to take the value they see in their LIFE, and establish it powerfully as a new voice to define what it means to be logistically and psychologically included in the new, clean and green economies.

    Life is worth living, and Living is Green.

    Presented by Marc Bamuthi Joseph & The Living Word Project
    Video Directed by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi // Photo by Bethanie Hines
    Cultivated w/ Youth Speaks, The Natural Builders, Hood Games, Green For All, Global Exchange, Estria & MVMT

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  3. About Life Is Living
    A national campaign that uses a new form of green spoken story telling — one that represents the diverse and changing perspectives on what it means to be environmentally just. This campaign seeks to inspire people to take the value they see in their LIFE, and establish it powerfully as a new voice to define what it means to be logistically and psychologically included in the new, clean and green economies. Life is worth living, and Living is Green. lifeisliving.org

    Riverside Theatre, The Living Word Project, MAPP International, Mighty4 and Samurai Graphix present:

    Cultural Animators Series EARTH (H)OURS presents Life is Living

    A public outdoor installation to catalyze deeper thought and community action around the value of life and our relationship to our planet.

    Date: Saturday, May 9, 2009

    Featuring:

    The Estria Invitational Living Word Graffiti Battle
    The Mighty 4 B Boy Battle hosted by Paulskeee

    Performances by:
    *Kurtis Blow’s Hip Hop Choir (myspace.com/kurtisblow3)
    *Brave New Voices Green Team (bravenewvoices.org)
    *Grace Kelly Jazz Quartet (gracekellymusic.com)

    The Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle & Mighty 4 Break Battle hosted by Paulskeee
    hosted by Marc Bamuthi Joseph

    Visual artists will create environmentally themed, graffiti style tags with the word “Alive” on a 8X10 foot canvas. E in life = Energy, Environment, Ecology, Economy. 16 of the New York area’s most talented artists will compete for the crown in a live, one-day painting competition. Winner will be flown to Oakland in October to compete in the Finals, plus receive $500 cash (total $3000 value).

    Featuring:

    • Mighty4 Break Battle hosted by Pauskeee (with cash prizes)

    • JamesTOP Blackbook Battles, one for 18 & under, another for over 18

    • Live performances by Kurtis Blow & Hip Hop Choir, Brave New Voices Green Team, Riverside Inspirational Choir, Grace Kelly Jazz Quartet

    • Learn about Bamboo Bicycles Demonstration, Riverside Youth Greenhouse Project, Harlem Green Mappers, The Earth Institute, WE ACT

    Generously supported by Doris Duke Charitable Fund, NY Culture, New Heritage Theatre Group, The Earth Institute, American Eagle Outfitters, and Montana Colors North America Inc.

    Resources:

    Re-Use This Blog:
    lifeisliving.org

    Learn Green:
    Riverside Youth Greenhouse Project
    citylimits.org/content/calendar/event_view.cfm?calkey=10278&borough_id=1

    Harlem Green Mappers
    greenmap.org/greenhouse/resources/story_intro/harlem00

    The Earth Institute
    earth.columbia.edu/sections/view/9

    Bamboo Bikes Demonstration
    bamboobikeproject.wordpress.com/page/2/

    WE ACT
    weact.org/

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