LOOK AT GIVE A BEAT IN 2018!
Give a Beat engages and activates the electronic music community around mass incarceration in the United States. Thanks to your support, we bridge the electronic music community with youth and families impacted by incarceration through DJ workshops, education, and advocacy.
NEW TEAM MEMBERS:
Todd Strong - Director of Strategic Partnerships
Eric Marcoullier - Board Member
Leon Morley - Board Member
Matthew Adell - Board Member
Melissa Hou - Board Member
Michael Mendoza - Board Member
Christina Rinker - Advisory Board
DJ E-Clyps - Advisory Board + Artist Ambassador
Jack Piatt - Advisory Board
Mat Segal - Advisory Board
Atnarko - Artist Ambassador
DJ Minx - Artist Ambassador
Dru Ruiz - Artist Ambassador
Madame Gandhi - Artist Ambassador
Mike Clarke - Artist Ambassador
Mr. V - Artist Ambassador
Urbanite - Artist Ambassador
Marjo Ribeiro - Artist Ambassador
Oscar P - Artist Ambassador
THE COMMUNITY: BRINGING YOUTH AND ARTISTS TOGETHER THROUGH DJING
DJ workshops give youth the opportunity to explore electronic music mixing and production hands on. Expression through music and dance can be a powerful force of hope to our youth program participants. We have an extensive network of professional DJs that volunteer to teach youth, bringing young people impacted by over-incarceration in close proximity to the electronic music world.
This year, Give a Beat hosted DJ workshops in juvenile detention centers in Los Angeles County
OUR favorite dj workshop memories:
Stacey Hale workshops at New Village Girls Academy w/ Native Instruments | PHOTOS
Stacey Hale workshop at Youth Justice Coalition – South Central LA | BLOG
DJ workshop at DISCWOMAN x Boiler Room TV Movement Pre-party
DJ workshop at Pyramind Music School in San Francisco
Partnership with Girls Rock Detroit! We provided guest DJs to teach their workshops with their director/coordinator, professional DJ Stacey Hotwaxx Hale
Central Juvenile Hall w/ Madame Gandhi and DJ Mary Poppins (Alyssa) Native Instruments
Kirby Youth Detention Center DJ Workshop w/T Strong and Urbanite
Project Kinship Event | BLOG POST
T Strong and Jordan Strong led a DJ workshop at Pamela Park High School with Arts for Incarcerated Youth | PHOTOS
THE MACRO: EDUCATION & AWARENESS
BUILDING AWARENESS AND EDUCATION THROUGH ACTIVATIONS AT FESTIVALS, PRESENCE AT EVENTS, PANELS, AND ONLINE
Mass incarceration is an enormous challenge that causes generations of suffering. It requires a action from every community and industry. We aim to represent the electronic music community’s response to the grave and devastating injustice of incarceration. One piece of this is ensuring our community is educated about the issues and engaging with it in meaningful ways:
1. Volunteering at Festivals
Committing to volunteering with an organization makes you feel a part of something! It’s an incredible way to get the community close to our mission and help educate others on the issues, the youth we serve, and how to get involved more deeply. More than 25 people volunteer with Give a Beat at Movement Festival Detroit each year. Collectively, they work our bar, manage our Giant Jenga Fundraising Game, and educate festival-goers at our booth.
2. The Giant Jenga Fundraising Games
Our signature Give a Beat Jenga for Justice fundraising games made appearances at two festivals in 2018: Dirtybird Campout East (FL) and Movement Detroit (MI). The games educate the community about mass incarceration while engage artists and fans to raise money and awareness for Give a Beat’s youth programs.
DBC EAST ARTISTS:
Soul Clap, Pillowtalk, Atnarko, Worthy, Walker & Royce, Madam X
Soul Clap, Pontchartrain, Mister Joshooa, Atnarko, Lola B, Unicorn Fukr, Chuck Daniels, Wally Callerio, Jason Hodges, DJ Stacey Hotwaxx Hale, Anthony Mansfield, Victor Vega, Alvin Shavers, Freddie Fred, DJ Holographic, Dru Ruiz, The Saunderson Brothers, Shaun J Wright, Dax Lee, Ardalan, J.Phlip, DJ Fortune
3. TROPICAL BOAT PARTY
Tropical Events hosted their annual benefit boat party for Give a Beat on August 18 celebrating 20 years of Tropical. This year’s Tropical Boat Party had performances by atish, Ben Annand, Mark E Quark, and Doc Martin. Thanks to the support of Ben Annand, Tropical founder, Give a Beat raised $2,500.
4. OTHER ACTIVATIONS
WEST COAST WEEKENDER
West Coast Weekender - Give a Beat returned to WCW weekender for our 3rd year in a row to table and raise awareness about our organization. WCW is a music festival and conference that takes place in San Diego.
Giving Tuesday is one of the most inspiring days of the year. People donate to—and share info about—all the incredible organizations they support. This year 5 artists and advocates created Facebook fundraisers dedicated to Give a Beat.
Huge thanks to Madame Gandhi, DJ E-Clyps, Nat Black, Christina Rinker and Lyle Tucker!
With their support alongside our Giving Tuesday campaign we raised $5,000+
TURN UP THE VOTE
Give a Beat got into the voting season spirit by promoting the Turn Up the Vote campaign which focuses on getting the electronic music community to vote and to be aligned with the values of the foundation of electronic music culture.
Although our core programs focus on youth, their families and a direct connection to music, Give a Beat is deeply involved in the broader issue of mass incarceration. We independently participate in special projects to further advocacy, awareness, or activism on this issue.
Gratitude for a Change: Inmate Firefighter Appreciation Project
The Gratitude for a Change project aims to educate the public about the issues surrounding mass incarceration, while giving thanks to the inmates who serve in firefighting units around California.
This year, we sent 200 thank you cards to ten conservation camps, which house inmates in these units.
Thank you to our 2018 donors:
Anikka Van Eyl
Barbara Stanley Segal
Betty Ann Angulo
Bonnie Linton Solloway
David Johnson Will
Diane Dianels Hauldren
DJ Love Tap
Elisabeth McLaury Lewin
Jennifer Highfield Castro
Jose De Castro
Julie Aisha Hauldren
Linka A Odom
Lo Presti Alberto
Lucy Nguyen Raskin
Sascha Paavo Lahti
Shannon Lee Harris
Susan Von Seggern