August 7th – 9th, 2020 | Virtual 

We are hosting our second summit for black college students! This year’s theme is “It Starts With Us”. We are what we need. We will discuss activism, mental health and leadership. Register below for our 2020 Summit! There’s is no cost to attend. Share with your community!





Emcee, Mentor

Sunday, August 9th |  2pm CST/3pm EST

Founder Haven Studios

Full Bio

Since the release of his first project in 2008, Add-2 has been captivating listeners and tastemakers’ ears and imagination with his unique blend of Hip Hop, Soul and Jazz. From his wordplay to his no-holds-barred social commentary, Add-2 has emerged as a respected voice in Hip Hop. Chicago born and bred, Add-2 used his gifts to escape the harsh realities of his neighborhood. He has been featured on MTV, Sirius Radio, given a TEDx Talk, performed on stage with Grammy Award winners The Roots and Robert Glasper and is currently a member of the Recording Academy.

In 2016, he opened a music mentoring studio for the youth called Haven Studio, a pillar of the community that has been featured on The Steve Harvey Show, Tribeca Film Festival, Fox News and Windy City Live.

Add-2 is the founder of a music mentoring program called Haven Studios, located in his hometown of Chicago, IL. Haven studios is a partnership with the Guitars over Guns organization and the Mt.Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church. Haven is a safe space for youth who wish to express themselves through music. Add-2 also mentors with Common’s Commonground foundation, Guitars Over Guns, Young Chicago Authors, and Empower Youth.

Add-2 has worked with a myriad of artists such as Phonte, BJ the Chicago Kid, Talib Kweli, Jamila Woods, Raheem Davaughn and has performed on MTV, The Steve Harvey Show, ABC, NBC, and has appeared in XXL magazine, JET,EBONY and so many more!


Pass The Aux (IG Live) - Friday August 7th | 4pm CST/ 5pm EST

Host: Dorian Buford

Join us on Instagram LIVE (@underrepd)! We are going to kick off the summit with a virtual party.

Art as Activism (Zoom) - Saturday August 8th | 10am CST/ 11am EST

Workshop Title: Art as Activism: The Power of Storytelling 

Presenter: Jackson Overton-Clark

Workshop Description: It’s important to remember that activism comes in many different forms. This workshop focuses on how best to use your artistic talents when advocating for a certain cause. Attendees will have to discuss how best to utilize storytelling to spread their message. 

The Importance of Wellness (Zoom) - Saturday August 8th | 12pm CST/ 1pm EST

Workshop Title: The Importance of Wellness (and Self-Advocacy) In Activism

Presenter: Amber Lewis 

Workshop Description: When you are in the middle of speaking out about injustices within your community, it is important not to overlook the step of assessing your needs within your personal space before branching out to an environment much bigger than yourself. This workshop focuses on some key things to work on internally before striving for justice externally.


Imposter Syndrome (Zoom) - Saturday August 8th | 2pm CST/ 3pm EST

Workshop Title: Imposter Syndrome: How to fight the feeling that you are faking it

Presenter: Makeda Austin

Workshop Description: This workshop will examine the concept of how “imposter syndrome” historically and presently affects the Black student experience. Workshop attendees will identify how structural racism and internalized scripts of self doubt influence our visions of success. Attendees will have time to reflect on how “imposter syndrome” may be hindering their dreams and future visions. Attendees will leave with 10 evidence-based strategies on how to combat imposter syndrome.


Organizing 101 (Zoom) - Sunday August 9th | 10am CST/ 11am EST

Presenter: BYP100 Organizing Director Nhawndie

Workshop Description: Students will learn about different approaches to social change and identifying roles in organizing. 


Where's My Lane (Zoom) - Sunday August 9th | 12pm CST/ 1pm EST

Workshop Title: Where’s My Lane? Social Justice and Where You Fit In

Presenter: Erica Blake

Workshop Description: Students will have an opportunity to engage in several activities that aim to equip them with tools to be an effective leader. There will also be discussions around organizing and advocating for the campus they believe Black students deserve.


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