S2 – Episode 6: Live in Orlando!

Local action is where it’s at! Think 100% goes on the road to host an inspiring conversation about local solutions following a film screening of Paris to Pittsburgh at the 2019 National Forum for Black Public Administrators ( NFBPA). The film from National Geographic tells the story of what climate change is doing to communities already, and what people, cities, and urban and rural communities are doing across the country to create and implement climate solutions. Guest host Brandi Williams, a Hip Hop Caucus leader from Charlotte, is joined by three young local climate leaders and activists, and event attendees for an in-depth discussion about implementing models of climate action and climate-justice. 

This episode was recorded as part of a series of Paris to Pittsburgh events hosted by Hip Hop Caucus city teams that brought together community leaders, advocates, government officials, and young people. Events were hosted in Orlando, Harlem, Charlotte, Virginia Beach, Detroit, New Orleans, Miami, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Baltimore, and Boston. The community-based events feature free film screenings, followed by discussions, networking, and coordination of collective actions to address climate impacts through just-solutions that will strengthen communities disproportionately impacted by climate change and environmental injustices. 

Episode Guests

Paris to Pittsburgh is a new film from National Geographic, produced by RadicalMedia in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, and narrated by Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning actress and activist Rachel Brosnahan. It tells the story of what climate change is doing to communities already, and what people, cities, and urban and rural communities are doing across the country to take action, all while the Trump administration denies climate change is happening.

S2 – Episode 5: Live in Madison!

Women, people of color, and young people are leading the climate movement. Three leaders join Think 100% live at the 4th National Adaptation Forum in Madison, Wisconsin, to discuss how they’re working at the intersections of the climate crisis, building stronger communities through local action and just-solutions. 

Episode Guests

S2 – Episode 4: Live in Brooklyn!

Our hosts get live in Brooklyn at the Confluence Philanthropy Annual Practitioner’s Gathering with legendary journalist Amy Goodman, co-founder and host of Democracy Now, highly recognized New York based poet/Hip-Hop artist and incarcerated youth activist Messiah Ramkissoon, and Dr. Ellen Dorsey, Executive Director of Wallace Global Fund

Amy gives us a deep-dive about how the media is reporting on the climate crisis and shares stories from the field, including having a warrant out for her arrest following her reporting at Standing Rock. Dr. Ellen Dorsey breaks-down philanthropy’s role propeling climate justice through investment that aligns with values, including divesting from fossil fuels and investing in a sustainable future. Messiah blesses us with some culture, performing powerful poetry.

Follow our guests on social media:

  • Amy Goodman – @democracynow 
  • Ellen Dorsey – @WallaceGlobal
  • Messiah Ramkissoon – @AllMessiah

S2 – Episode 3: “Artivism” w/ Kendrick Sampson

From being an artist, starring on such TV series as How To Get Away With Murder, Insecure, and The Vampire Diaries, to being a non-stop activist organizing for social and climate justice, Kendrick Sampson embodies “artivism”.  His experiences with Hurricane Harvey and Standing Rock impart the structural inequalities driving environmental racism and how we need all hands on deck to to rebuild our democracy. 

Kendrick Sampson joins Think 100% cohost Antonique Smith to discuss the importance of “artivism”, how artists are using their platforms for activism, and the need to confront issues gridlocking justice and the climate crisis, including race, politics, and money. 
Learn more about Kendrick’s organization BLD PWR at bldpwr.com and follow him on social media @Kendrick38.

“Ain’t Your Mama’s Heat Wave!” Live in Norfolk – November 21, 2019

Ain’t Your Mama’s Heat Wave!

Live in Norfolk, Virginia 

Attucks Theatre  

1010 Church Street 

 November 21, 2019

Free RSVP @ 

NorfolkWave.eventbrite.com

AIN’T YOUR MAMA’S HEAT WAVE!” is a variety comedy show that will have you laughing, singing, and empowered to solve the climate crisis. 

Performers and comics are coming from across the country —  including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Atlanta — for this special night at the historic Attucks Theater in Norfolk, Virginia.

The first of its kind commentary on the climate crisis, the 2020 elections, intersectionality, and power building, that is young, black, and entertaining. Check out who we are bringing to Norfolk, VA 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾

AIN’T YOUR MAMA’S HEAT WAVE” performances from

Antonique Smith – Grammy-Nominated Singer, as seen in Marvel’s Luke Cage on Netflix, and as Faith Evans in the film Notorious, co-host of Hip Hop Caucus’ Think 100% – “The Coolest Show on Climate Change”

Aminah Imani – Howard University Homecoming Show, Skankfest, Carolines March Madness Competition

Clark Jones – Named one of the 11 funniest comedians by BET. First of All Album (iTunes, Google Play, Spotify), HBO’s Crashing, Night Train with Wyatt Cenac

Kristen SivillsComedian and radio personality, StandUp NBC, Wendy Williams Comedy Tour, hailing from Virginia Beach!

Rev Yearwood – President & CEO of Hip Hop Caucus, as seen on The Breakfast Club, co-host of Hip Hop Caucus’ Think 100% – “the Coolest Show on Climate Change”

Plus Special Guests!

RSVP at NorfolkWave.Eventbrite.com and help spread the word by sending the RSVP link (NorfolkWave.eventbrite.com) and flyer below to your friends, family, and network. This event is free and requires an RSVP due to limited capacity. Also be sure to dress to impress for on-camera and the red-carpet! 

Follow @Think100Show and @HipHopCaucus on social media, where we’ll be sharing content leading up, during, and after the show (IG / TW / FB). 

Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds

RSVP @ NorfolkWave.eventbrite.com

S2 – Episode 2: “When the World Strikes!”

Have you heard about the Climate Strike happening on September 20th? Find out everything you need to know from three of the amazing young leaders organizing the historic mobilization; Katie Eder (Executive DirectorFuture Coalition), Jamie Margolin (Co-FounderZero Hour), and Sohayla Eldeeb (Global Outreach DirectorZero Hour).


On September 20, just three days before the United Nations’ Climate Summit, millions of students — and adults — around the world will take to the streets, skipping school and work, to demand that our leaders take immediate action to address the climate crisis.

Inspired by Greta Thunberg, young people are organizing this mass mobilization are calling on everyone to join them. There are over 500 actions planned across the United States and thousands more throughout the world. Read the demands, find a strike near you, and more at StrikeWithUs.org.

We need YOU to join us! Check out how you and your organization or business can participate in the Climate Strike: 

The Amazon Rainforest is on fire. The Arctic ice-caps are melting at an alarming rate. The world just experienced the hottest month ever. More intense storms like Hurricane Dorian, Maria, and Katrina are happening every year. Floods, wildfires, and droughts are devastating communities and ecosystems around the world, causing mass migration, rapid species extinction, more conflict, and the spread of infectious diseases. And it’s communities of color and poor people that are hit first and worst.

While we have just 10.5 years to prevent irreversible climate catastrophe, we have only 18 months to create the political pressure necessary so that our leaders will be forced to act right away. In other words, there is hope that if we push world leaders to take necessary action NOW, we can avert the worse. Join us!


SEASON 2: YOUNG PEOPLE WILL WIN!

Think 100% – The Coolest Show on Climate Change is back with an all new season. After taking the show on the road earlier this year, where we interviewed all sorts of movers and shakers in the climate movement and beyond, season two of Hip Hop Caucus’ award-winning podcast is back featuring new episodes, new guests, new venues, and a new look

Our theme for season two is “Young People Will Win“. Throughout season two we’ll be sharing captivating and informative conversations with young people pushing climate change to the forefront of the political agenda, and invigorating and expanding the climate movement. 

In our first episode of season two, co-hosts Antonique Smith and Rev Yearwood are joined live on-stage at the 2019 Netroots Nation conference by Vic Barrett for an intersectional conversation on climate activism, multifaceted identity, and youth driven urgency. Vic along with 21 other courageous young people are suing the U.S. government for its inaction on climate change. Check it out and more at Think100.info and follow @Think100Show to find out more.

S2 – Episode 1: Vic Sues U.S. Gov & Keeps It 100

Young people have brought climate change to the forefront of the political agenda and taken charge in the climate movement. In Episode 44, Think 100% Show co-hosts Antonique Smith and Rev Yearwood are joined live on-stage at the 2019 Netroots Nation conference by Vic Barrett for an intersectional conversation on climate activism, multifaceted identity, and youth driven urgency. 

Vic along with 21 other courageous young people are suing the U.S. government for its inaction on climate change. 

Follow Vic (TW: @vict_barrett) to keep up and Our Children’s Trust (TW: @youthvgov) for the latest on the Juliana v US case and how you can support young people.  #AllEyesOnJuliana👀

Mo’ Links: 

Follow @Think100Show for the latest and subscribe to the podcast and more at Think100.info.  #Think100 // #YoungPeopleWillWin

The Coolest Show on Climate Change is back!

We’re back! After taking the show on the road this year, where we interviewed all sorts of movers and shakers in the climate movement and beyond, season two of Hip Hop Caucus’ award-winning podcast Think 100% – The Coolest Show on Climate Changeis here.

Featuring new episodes, new guests, new venues, and a new look, our theme for season two is “Young People Will Win“. Throughout season two we’ll be sharing captivating and informative conversations with young people pushing climate change to the forefront of the political agenda, and invigorating and expanding the climate movement.

Today on August 29, as we recognize the 14th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we are reminded of the importance of bringing the voices of those at the frontlines of climate change to the forefront and our ongoing collective fight for stronger communities and a sustainable planet. Our world is full of beautiful people, cultures, and places, and Think 100% is about how we protect and make the world more beautiful by solving the climate crisis AND creating justice with all the opportunities that exist in a transition to a 100% clean energy world.

In over 40 compelling episodes in season one, we shared breaking news, captivating stories, and dispelled false narratives that communities of color are not engaged in the climate and environmental movement. Catch up on all episodes and stay tuned for more, as we take this journey together. 

Follow @Think100Show for the latest and subscribe to the podcast and more at Think100.info.  #Think100 // #YoungPeopleWillWin

JOIN US LIVE: 2019 National Adaptation Forum in Madison, WI – April 25, 2019

Get empowered at a special live episode of our award-winning Think 100% Show! This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, so come out and join us.

As the closing event of the 2019 National Adaptation Forum, our hosts Antonique Smith, Mustafa Santiago Ali, and Rev Lennox Yearwood Jr., will be joined on stage by fellow movers and shakers taking on the climate crisis and environmental injustice.  

Learn about the steps communities at the front-lines of climate change are taking to adapt and solutions that are building stronger communities and helping save the planet for future generations.  

WHAT: “Special Live Episode of Hip Hop Caucus’ Think 100%, The Coolest Show On Climate Change

DATE: Thursday, April 25, 2019

TIME: 4:00 – 5:30 PM

LOCATION: Monona Terrace – Ballroom A/B – Madison, Wisconsin

SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow @Think100Show and #Think100 for more.

ONLINE: For more about Hip Hop Caucus, visit HipHopCaucus.org.

Think 100% Earth Month Events: Paris to Pittsburgh Film Screenings

Hip Hop Caucus’ Think 100% Platform Screens Paris to Pittsburgh Documentary in Cities Across America for Earth Month to Inspire More Grassroots Action in Communities Impacted First and Worst by Climate Change

Documentary distributed by National Geographic tells stories of climate impacts and communities leading on climate solutions in diverse places across the U.S. This Earth Month grassroots screening series will inspire locally led action in 10 major cities across the country.

Washington D.C. (April 11, 2019) – Hip Hop Caucus’ Think 100%: the Coolest Show on Climate Change has partnered with Paris to Pittsburgh producers to screen the recently released National Geographic film at community events Hip Hop Caucus’ city based Leadership Committees have organized. The free screenings will bring together community leaders, advocates, cultural influencers, local government officials, and young people to inspire local climate action. The events will be held throughout the month of April, which is Earth Month, in Orlando, FL, Harlem, NY, Charlotte, NC, Virginia Beach, VA, Detroit, MI, New Orleans, LA, Miami, FL, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, CA, and Boston, MA.

Paris to Pittsburgh is a new film from National Geographic, produced by RadicalMedia in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, and narrated by Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning actress and activist Rachel Brosnahan. The film brings to life the impassioned efforts of individuals who are battling the most severe threats of climate change in their own backyards and highlights urban and rural communities’ climate solutions.  

Communities of color and low-income communities are impacted first and worst by climate change. Paris to Pittsburgh does an excellent job telling diverse stories about both climate impacts on people and climate solutions people and local governments are implementing.,” said Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., Hip Hop Caucus President and CEO and Think 100% Show Co-host. “Everyone can play a role in solving climate change, and the film shows that there is hope in that. We are thrilled that through our Think 100% storytelling platform and our grassroots Leadership Committees we can share Paris to Pittsburgh with local leaders and influencers to educate and move more people to action.

The film’s title refers to President Trump’s statement when he announced his intention to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” The Mayor of Pittsburgh immediately countered that their city would stick to their commitments to do their part to meet the Paris agreement targets and hundreds of cities followed suit, signing the “We Are Still In” declaration.. Through leadership in states and cities, the United States is more than halfway to its Paris Agreement commitments despite federal inaction.  

The free screenings will feature discussions sessions following the film and coordination of a collective action decided upon by the attendees to advance just-solutions to climate change in their local communities.

“Paris to Pittsburgh tells the stories of some the frontline communities who are grappling with the impacts of climate change, and more importantly, developing their own solutions,” said Antha Williams, head of Bloomberg Philanthropies environmental programs and consulting producer for Paris to Pittsburgh. “We are thrilled to partner with Hip Hop Caucus to bring these stories to new audiences and build an even stronger climate movement to protect everyone.”

The screening series kicked off on April 4th last week in Orlando with a live production of Think 100%: the Coolest Show on Climate Change at the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, where conference attendees watched the film and took part in an interactive panel discussion with Chris Castro, film participant and Director of Sustainability & Resilience for the City of Orlando; Michelle Suarez, Regional Director of Organize Florida; Robin Harris, a local climate and environmental justice advocate; and guest Think 100% host Brandi Williams, Hip Hop Caucus Charlotte Coordinator. The rest of the screenings will take place throughout April.

Find the dates, locations, how to RSVP, and more about the screenings series at Think100.info/P2P and follow @Think100Show and @hiphopaucus on social media for the latest from the series this month.

###

About Hip Hop Caucus (HipHopCaucus.org): Established in 2004, Hip Hop Caucus is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that leverages Hip Hop culture to encourage young people to participate in the democratic process. Through a collaborative leadership network, Hip Hop Caucus addresses core issues impacting young people, underserved, and vulnerable communities. Hip Hop Caucus programs and campaigns support solution-driven community organizing led by today’s young leaders. Learn more at HipHopCaucus.org and follow @hiphopcaucus on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

About Think 100% (Think100.info):Think 100% – The Coolest Show on Climate Change” is Hip Hop Caucus’ award-winning multimedia platform that highlights solutions to climate change and environmental injustices, including a just transition to 100% clean energy for all. More at Think100.info and follow @Think100Show on Twitter and Instagram.