The Origins Of The Unity Festival

Mike Prosserman of Unity Charity

Mike Prosserman of Unity Charity

The Unity Festival is happening this weekend in Toronto. The marquee event for this gathering of aspiring and established hip-hop artists will be a free Talib Kweli show tonight at Yonge-Dundas Square.

There is, however, a far greater purpose to Unity than putting on a big concert. The Unity Charity, an after-school arts and leadership program based in disadvantaged neighborhoods, has been help young adults grow and develop.

I talked to Mike Prosserman, a former competitive breakdancer and founder of the charity, to explain exactly what they do and why they do it.

To read the story head over to Samaritan Mag here.

 

 

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