Black Thought’s GrassROOTS Charity Event, February 18th

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Let’s Move it Philly! is a charity concert party held annually to raise funds for Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter’s GrassROOTS Community Foundation to benefit poor woman and girls.

Let’s Move It Philly 2012

Exclusive performances at  Sigma Sound with:
Black Thought and Questlove of The Legendary Roots Crew
DJ Rich Medina (Rock Steady Crew, Jump n Funk)
DJ Diamond Kuts (Nikki Minaj, Power 99)
Money Making Jam Boys
Nikki Jean

Doors at 8pm
$30 Advanced Tickets
$40 cover at the door
1st drink FREE!

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About Black Thought’s GrassROOTS Community Foundation

GrassROOTS Foundation is a collaborative effort of Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, co-founder and lead MC of the Grammy Award Winning group, the Roots, and sociologist, Dr. Janice Johnson Dias. We are committed to contributing to the health and well-being of vulnerable populations and disadvantaged communities. Merging the talents of socially conscious artists with those of a rigorous scientific research and creative team, we are investing our energies to developing the capacity of community based organizations that offer educational and recreational services to disadvantaged women and girls. We see women and girls as the foundation of our society. An investment in them, their families, and the organizations that work with them is an investment in our futures.

OUR MISSION
Our mission is to create a world where all girls grow up to be healthy women. We believe in the adage, “if you don’t have your health you don’t have anything”. We recognize that obesity and physical inactivity are major health crises that lower individuals’ quality of life and reduce their human development. This is particularly true for impoverished women and girls of all races who are at the highest risk for poor physical, mental and sexual health. Our work addresses behavioral, social and environmental determinants of health. We are committed to eliminating these challenges within communities by providing the resources and opportunities for women and girls to make health a priority.

 

OUR WORK
We believe that good intentions must be coupled with the information and financial resources to make real and sustainable change in people’s lives. We partner with community based organizations (CBOs) that serve women and girls because they have significant potential for creating sustainable change. CBOs are: (1) closely tied to neighborhoods, (2) located in the same neighborhoods as the people they serve, and (3) have firsthand knowledge of community issues, and a personal stake in community level improvement.