Posted by Dave
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3/28/2008 9:49:27 AM
Tags and topics realted to this article include 2Pac and Afeni Shakur. Hip Hop, Rap and Scandal.
In response to the Los Angeles Times article Mrs. Shakur said, "We will continue to work to save the lives of our young people and to offer peaceful alternatives to violence and conflict resolution. That is what we have done since the murder of my son, and that is exactly what we will consciously continue to do," said Afeni Shakur.
The mother of Tupac and founder of the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation also announced the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the LEADERSHIP & ARTS CAMP by adding an Atlanta Spring Break Camp and announcing expansion into California for the first time to host Camps this summer. The Camps are open to students ages 5-18 (Atlanta Spring Break) and ages 12-18 (Atlanta, Oakland, and Los Angeles Summer 2008). Camp Applications are available in English and Spanish online at www.TASF.org or by calling toll free 888-875 TASF.
Celebrities such as Jasmine Guy, Ashanti, Lou Gossett, Vivica Fox, Marshal Mathers (Eminem), T.I., Tyrese, Chocolate, Mike Epps and many others have worked with the Foundation on projects that benefit students at the Foundation. Students receive instruction in acting, creative writing, dance, vocal training, set and stage design, video production and the business of entertainment. The camp also stresses literacy, responsibility, and conflict resolution. The camp experience comes to a dramatic climax with a full theatrical production at the end of the Camp session.
Many of the former participants (PAC's Kids Camp Alumni) have gone on to appear in television shows, movies and concerts such as Alvin Ailey Dance, Good Day Atlanta, VH-1 Save The Music, Mary J. Blige tour and more. Afeni Shakur, the mother of the multi-talented Tupac Shakur, established the program in 1999 to give young people quality arts training. Here are the cities and dates for each session:
Atlanta: Spring Break Camp- April 7-11, 2008 9am-5pm Registration Deadline: April 4
Summer Camp June 16-July 26, 2008 9 am-4 pm Registration Deadline: May 9
Location: Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts, 5616 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain 30083
Interested students should attend Atlanta Interview and info sessions on 5/16/08 4p, 5/17/08 12p at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts
Oakland: June 16-20 and 23-26 1 pm-4 pm and June 27-28 10 am-4 pm Registration Deadline: June 6. Location: Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center, 7701 Krause Avenue, Oakland, CA
Interested students should attend Oakland Recruitment & info session on May 24, 08 11a
Los Angeles: July 7-11 and 14-16 1pm-4pm and July 17-18 10 am-4 pm
Registration Deadline: June 27 Location: Art Share Los Angeles, 801 E. 4th Place, Los Angeles
Interested students should attend LA Recruitment and info session April 15, 2008 4:30p at ArtShare LA
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