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U-N-I: United, a Portland State University, student-led program, is presenting a community-based fundraiser for Portland's new R.E.A.L. Prep Academy (formerly, High School for the Recording Arts). R.E.A.L. Prep Academy is an arts-integrated charter school that uses curriculum featuring themese from African and otehr global Diasporas to teach academic subjects through music, dance, spoken word and the visual and entertainment arts. R.E.A.L. Prep Academy is scheduled to open this fall, 2011.
Friday, May 6, 2011
Benefit Fundraiser for R.E.A.L. Prep Academy (formerly High School for Recording Arts), to open in fall, 2011
Portland State University, Hoffman Hall, 1833 S.W. 11th Avenue, Portland
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Cost: Free-will donation. (Suggested donation: $10.00 for adults; $5.00 for college-age and under)

This youth-oriented performance/fundraiser will feature spoken word poets, hip-hop artists, dancers, singers and visual artists who use art as a medium to promote social justice. Headlining up-and-coming hip-hop artist Burnell Washington out of Salt Lake City and emceed by award-winning rapper/social activist Jasiri X, this show is entirely planned, implemented and hosted by freshman students at Portland State University, many of whom are first-generation college students representing ethnic minorities.

100% of the profits raised (including ticket sales) will be donated to R.E.A.L. Prep Charter Academy.

For additional information about R.E.A.L. Prep Charter Academy, please visit their website at

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