#SCHOOLSNOTPRISONS: STOP THE VIOLENCE VIRTUAL TOUR
Using the power of arts and music to turn out the vote
The purpose of the #SchoolsNotPrisons: Stop The Violence Virtual Tour is to uplift communities most impacted by gun violence and mass incarceration.
The tour will raise awareness of local campaigns aimed at investing in alternatives to state violence while encouraging communities to vote in the critical 2020 November elections. The Tour kicks off in Orange County, California on August 29th and includes stops in Houston, Texas; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Chicago, Illinois; Miami, Florida; Los Angeles, California, and more.
Launched in 2016,
#SchoolsNotPrisons (#SNP) has become the foremost justice brand at the intersection of arts, culture and politics. Through an aggressive online digital strategy and mini-Coachella-esque pop-up concerts, #SchoolsNotPrisons has had tremendous success as both a brand and vehicle for community empowerment and action. Over 100,000 people have attended an #SNP concert and the tour has gained almost a billion social media impressions.
The tour has visited fifteen cities with performances in the community as well as inside state and youth prisons. A number of incredible artists including Vic Mensa, Miguel, La Santa Cecilia, Ty Dollar $ign, Common, Pusha T, Black Eyed Peas, Ceci Bastida, Aloe Blacc, Los Rakas, John Forte, and many others have participated in #SchoolsNotPrisons. All concerts are free and open to all ages, with events also featuring art exhibits by local artists.
#SchoolsNotPrisons is produced by Revolve Impact, a social change agency that offers forward thinking solutions to the most pressing social justice issues of our generation. For more information, visit www.SchoolsNotPrisons.us