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RAPtivism: a renewed fight for freedom and justice

Aisha Fukushima

Speaker: Aisha Fukushima

Date: Friday 8 January 2016

Time: 18:45-20:30

Venue: Abrar House, 45 Crawford Place, London W1H 4LP

A new year is upon us. Reflections on the year past are drawing to a close. Some goals were met, others remain aspirations for the year ahead. Now is the time to set intentions and resolutions for the upcoming year, be they targets to change our personal and professional lives or commitments to broader social causes.

The City Circle is pleased to launch its new series of #CCtalks cctalks with a discussion on how to approach the new year, the power of a sincere positive intention and the steps that can be taken to covert a goal into a reality.

In this discussion, we will consider how closely the personal and the global intertwine. Our speaker, Aisha Fukushima, will discuss how changes we can make in our daily lives over the next year can have a significant impact on the global fight for freedom and justice.

About the speaker

Aisha Fukushima is public speaker, educator, singer, and 'RAPtivist' (rap activist). She founded RAPtivism - a global hip hop project spanning 10 countries and four continents, highlighting the ways culture can contribute to universal efforts for freedom and justice by challenging apathy with awareness, ignorance with intelligence, and oppression with expression. She is a multilingual, multiracial African American Japanese woman whose work is influenced by her global upbringing with roots spanning from her birthplace of Seattle, Washington to her other hometown of Yokohama, Japan.

Additional details

Free entrance. All welcome. Prayer space available. Street parking free from 18:30. Doors open at 18:45 and the talk begins at 19:00. If you have any questions, please contact us: