About Arts In Motion

Arts In Motion, formerly Poetry In Motion, is a collaborative project between Beats Rhymes and Life and Hayward Area Recreation and Park District that celebrates the Arts and Expression among youth. This year, Arts In Motion embarks on a 2012 Summer Series including monthly workshops and showcases culminating in a street festival happening Friday August 24th. With activities happening every 4th week of the month, June, July and August Arts in Motion will showcase some of the East Bay's greatest youth talent. For more inform on how you can get involved or support future Arts In Motion events, contact Erricka Lewis at erricka@brl-inc.org

daughtersofdilla:

WE BELIEVE IN USING HIP HOP AS A CATALYST FOR CHANGE & DEVELOPMENT WE BELIEVE IN CULTIVATING THE ART OF HEALTH & WELLNESS WE BELIEVE IN MAKING ART ACCESSIBLE IN OUR COMMUNITIES WE BELIEVE IN CREATING COMMUNITIES OF CARE WE BELIEVE IN CREATING PLATFORMS FOR OUR YOUTH TO SPEAK ON THE ISSUES MOST IMPORTANT TO THEM WE BELIEVE IN BUILDING UPON THE STRENGTH & RESILIENCY OF OUR YOUTH WE BELIEVE IN INVESTING IN YOUTH TO BECOME CHANGE MAKERS IN THEIR COMMUNITIES

WE BELIEVE IN A NEW ERA • brl-inc.org/newera

Posted on Sunday, December 9th 2012

Reblogged from Daughters of D.I.G.

BRL HAS A GRAND NEW HOME! 

HELP US BY DONATING TO OUR HEADQUARTERS RENOVATION PROJECT…

As we enter this NEW ERA, we call upon our community here in Oakland and beyond for support. Beats Rhymes and Life needs funds to secure and develop a 1,500 square foot Oakland space located at the base of Lake Merritt, near Grand Lake Theater. Once remodeled and furnished, this facility will serve as our national headquarters, administrative home and training facility. It will also provide an supplemental space for programming and small events. Starting December 1st 2012, BRL will begin the remodeling phase which will take several months to complete. 

Above are some pictures of our future home (you can also view them on Facebook here: BRL HQ). As you can see from the pictures, this space needs a lot of work. Luckily, BRL is no stranger to hard work and maximizing resources. We started our humble organization from scratch over 8 1/2 years ago with nothing more than a dream and sweat equity. The beauty of our future home is that it, like many of our youth, has been overlooked because of it’s challenges (the space has been vacant for over five years due to costly repairs). But where others see defect, BRL sees possibility and greatness.

Help us transform this space into a first-rate home for our dedicated staff and youth by donating to Beats, Rhymes & Life at any Wells Fargo Bank Acct# 7269889304 - All donations are tax deductible! 

Checks or money orders can be sent to: 3622 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610

Thank You for your support in securing our home!
brl-inc.org/headquarters

Posted on Sunday, December 9th 2012

daughtersofdilla:

WE BELIEVE IN USING HIP HOP AS A CATALYST FOR CHANGE & DEVELOPMENT WE BELIEVE IN CULTIVATING THE ART OF HEALTH & WELLNESS WE BELIEVE IN MAKING ART ACCESSIBLE IN OUR COMMUNITIES WE BELIEVE IN CREATING COMMUNITIES OF CARE WE BELIEVE IN CREATING PLATFORMS FOR OUR YOUTH TO SPEAK ON THE ISSUES MOST IMPORTANT TO THEM WE BELIEVE IN BUILDING UPON THE STRENGTH & RESILIENCY OF OUR YOUTH WE BELIEVE IN INVESTING IN YOUTH TO BECOME CHANGE MAKERS IN THEIR COMMUNITIES

WE BELIEVE IN A NEW ERA • brl-inc.org/newera

Posted on Sunday, December 9th 2012

Reblogged from Daughters of D.I.G.

Arts in motion Skateboard Competition 2012 

Arts in motion Skateboard Competition 2012 

Posted on Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Thanks to all of the  youth organizations ( REACH-AYC /Lets Chat/ DSAL/ BRL - ID2F)  DJ Aries DJ Halo photographers Scott La Rockwell Tamara Orozco and Ian Abellana + all the performers and skateboarders and spectators who attended Arts in Motion 2012! 

Thanks to all of the  youth organizations ( REACH-AYC /Lets Chat/ DSAL/ BRL - ID2F)  DJ Aries DJ Halo photographers Scott La Rockwell Tamara Orozco and Ian Abellana + all the performers and skateboarders and spectators who attended Arts in Motion 2012! 

Posted on Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Special thanks to another phenomenal artist Robert Trujillo. Arts in Motion Street Fest 2012! 

Special thanks to another phenomenal artist Robert Trujillo. Arts in Motion Street Fest 2012! 

Posted on Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Special thanks to our venerable artist guest Josue Rojas. Arts in Motion Street Fest 2012!  

Special thanks to our venerable artist guest Josue Rojas. Arts in Motion Street Fest 2012!  

Posted on Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Beats Rhymes and Life in collaboration with HARD present Arts In Motion Summer Festival, Friday, August 24th 2012 at Jack Holland Park from 3pm - 8pm. RSVP Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/238790276241836/?ref=notif&notif_t=plan_user_joined

Posted on Friday, August 17th 2012

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Posted on Wednesday, August 15th 2012

ARTS IN MOTION STREET FEST + $400 SK8BOARD COMPETITION FRIDAY AUGUST 24th 2012 

ARTS IN MOTION STREET FEST + $400 SK8BOARD COMPETITION FRIDAY AUGUST 24th 2012 

Posted on Monday, August 13th 2012

ARTS IN MOTION STREET FESTIVAL + $400 SK8 COMPETITION FRIDAY AUGUST 24th 2012

ARTS IN MOTION STREET FESTIVAL + $400 SK8 COMPETITION FRIDAY AUGUST 24th 2012

Posted on Monday, August 13th 2012