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Our Hip Hop and Hope Gala was a Success!

November 24, 2020

Missed our night of storytelling & live performances? You’re in luck! We hope you enjoy this closed captioned recording of our 2020 Virtual Gala: Hip Hop and Hope.

Click here to view the full Gala program. We have a text-only version of the program here.

We’ve also created a social story about our event. This resource holds information on how our audience members on the spectrum, their families, and their caregivers can prepare for the Hip Hop and Hope experience. Take a look before you watch so you’re ready to bop to the BEAT. Enjoy the show!

BEAT sends a heartfelt thank you to everyone who donated to keep our critical arts programming in under-resourced communities. For those who haven’t, it’s not too late to show your support! Can you give $50 today to keep our students feeling the hope within Hip Hop? Click here to donate and to learn more.

Since our founding, we have positively impacted over 2,000 under-resourced youth and people with disabilities through our programming--most of which was provided at no cost to them. This year’s honorees share our values and commitment to increasing equitable access to quality arts education. In our Virtual Gala, we celebrated 10-time Grammy winner Bobby McFerrin, disability dance crew ILL-Abilities, and AHRC Transition Director Jonathon Epstein for their tireless insistence that the arts are essential for all, especially in the midst of a global pandemic.

Now more than ever, our youth need accessible outlets for creative expression to provide calm and continuity in these turbulent times. If you believe in our work, please click here to show your support for quality arts education.

Gallery view screenshot of our pre-Gala meet and greet on Zoom.

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