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Books To Prisoners Hip Hop Show!

Books to Prisoners Hip Hop Show.
support Books to Prisoners!
support Books to Prisoners!
An evening of Hip Hop to benefit Books to Prisoners !!

OFFWHYTE (chicago)
MACKLEMORE (seattle)

SATURDAY April 22, 2005 - 8pm
@ Reed College Student Union
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
$5-7 sliding scale <$3 with donation of a dictionary>

Books to Oregon Prisoners and Portland Books to Prisoners have joined together with Reed students as well as local and national artists for a hip hop show that promises to deliver powerhouse performances beginning to end. Suckapunch {a local favorite} the hip-hop electronica hybrid, cap off this line up of fun, funky and politically conscious groups. There will be food and drinks available. This event is all ages. All proceeds will go to keep Books to Prisoners in books and mailing materials.

"We're all really excited to see this event go off. These organizations contacted me to help put together a lineup, and I jumped at the chance." Says booking agent, volunteer, and performer for this event Ms. Su'ad. "Prisons are not historically known for having decent reading materials. No matter what someone is in jail for, having access to quality educational materials is never a bad thing." Su'ad's own brother is a recipient of reading materials from Portland Books to Prisoners.

for more info:::
 mssuad@yahoo.com, OR  sarah.d.tsalbins@directory.reed.edu.

to read part of an article about Books to Oregon Prisoners by Abby Sewell:

If you can't make the show but want to donate books there are Portland Books To Prisoners drop boxes (for used books) at the following locations:

* * Back to Back Cafe at 616 E. Burnside.
* * Laughing Horse at SE 37th & Division
* * In Other Words Bookstore at SE Hawthorne & 37th
* * Vinnie's Pizza N. Killingsworth btwn Haight & Vancouver
* * Rocco's Pizza SW 10th & Oak
* * Food for Thought Cafe @ PSU (basement of Smith Hall in the food court)
* * Reflections Mirror Image Bookstore, 330 N. Killingsworth next door to Vinnie's Pizza (1 block west of Vancouver)
* * Hollywood Theatre 4122 NE Sandy Blvd
* * Reed College (outside of the Bookstore) 3203 SE woodstock

To donate brand new books or shipping funds to Books To Oregon Prisoners, either have books sent to the mailing address, POB 11222 Portland, OR 97211 or call (503) 288 9003 or email   bookstooregonprisoners@gmail.com.