Erace The Hate Provides A Virtual Solution, Quarantine-Friendly Activism and Engagement
For the past 30 years, the Midtown Community Services’ Summer camp has concluded camp with a Peace Parade; sharing a positive message with “The Grove” community of St. Louis. This year they were challenged to make a meaningful experience in the midst of a worldwide pandemic.
In celebration of the 31st Annual Peace Parade, Erace the Hate met the challenge by creating a virtual media experience, including original songs and visuals to motivate and inspire the community. Available on all music platforms August 25th, 2020, the release features recording artists Marcano Sax, Jujy on The Beat, Kalil, Kaylan Arnold, Sekajipo, and Midtown Community Service summer campers.
For the last 10 years Erace the Hate has directed and produced innovative content in service to the community, and more recently through it’s ARTrepreneur 101 program. Erace the Hate and ARTrepreneur 101 led by Marcano Sax guided over 50 St. Louis area children, ages 5-12, with basic songwriting and social awareness exercises. This proprietary programming created by Erace The Hate is called ARTrepreneur 101. The program uses media production to teach students brand development, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. Content created from the program will be added to the ARTrepreneur 101 media series set to be released fall 2020.
A quote from the founder and president, Lyndon Gray, “We were thrilled to bring the program back home to St. Louis, MO. The pandemic became a blessing in disguise. This was historic. No one has ever produced a song and music video with kids by video conference.” Proceeds from the release will support future programs and projects aimed to offer a positive outlet to St. Louis youth.
Erace The Hate is currently seeking support to offer more ARTrepreneur 101 programs as an effective digital alternative for mentorship, education, and social activism. Media and merchandise supporting the ARTrepreneur 101 program is sold at www.eracismclothing.com.