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Another world is happening: An interview with Invincible

by Toban Black -- with another local activist

Another world is happening: An interview with Invincible
Another world is happening: An interview with Invincible
Another world is happening: An interview with Invincible

We interviewed Invincible, a Detroit hip hop artist and activist, after her show at the LOLA music and arts festival in London, Ontario, Canada. At LOLA, Invincible performed with Miz Korona and DJ Dez.

During the interview, Invincible shares her views about the role of hip hop in cultivating social change.  She communicates the experiences and wisdom from communities in Detroit (Michigan) throughout the recording.

Some of what Invincible had to say revolves around the "Detroit Summer" / "Emergence" single which she recently released with Waajeed.

This interview was recorded and edited for the Media Co-op, and a local radio station (CHRW).

The SafeSpace project that Invincible mentions is a local support centre for sex workers and women in crisis here in London, Ontario. The SafeSpace "model is one of empowerment with the goal of meeting women where they're at and helping sex workers operate with safety and with dignity."

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Detroit

In June, I was in Detroit for the U.S. Social Forum, and for a Rising Tide gathering before the Forum.

Among these photos (from me) there are glimpses of creative, community self-help in Detroit -- and the poverty in Detroit.  The poverty isn't all that visible in these photos, but you've probably heard about that side of Detroit already.

The people of Detroit have a lot of inspiration and insight to offer.  I haven't really spent long there, but the visit still was very rewarding.

I think Invincible communicates a lot of what I experienced and heard about in Detroit very well.

The U.S. Social Forum was an unusual situation in some ways, but Detroit was a great place for the gathering.

Invincible at the U.S. Social Forum

Here is a great Democracy Now! video from Detroit

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