Horyou NYC Screening

The Horyou team in New York held a screening Wednesday showcasing three of HoryouTV-produced documentaries. This was the first official event held by the New York team and it was very successful. The featured documentaries were Green Bronx Machine, ASCOVIME and Hip Hop Saves Lives.

Lizette Ritz, co-founder of Green Bronx Machine, was at the screening and spoke a bit on their steps for the future. She mentioned that this year they will begin to incorporate juicing fruits and vegetables made by the students. Green Bronx Machine was recently announced as the winner of the 2015 TEDxManhattan Award, allowing the founder, Stephen Ritz, the opportunity to speak about his plans for the future of the organization. The Green Bronx Machine documentary can be viewed here!

Chad Harper, founder and CEO of Hip Hop Saves Lives, along with Johwell St-Cilien Vision, co-founder of Negus World, were also in attendance. They discussed the future of their organizations and how they have begun to work together at schools in the Bronx. In the coming months, Hip Hop Saves Lives and Negus World will have its own red carpet event for the students that participated in the program. Here is where students will get the opportunity to see what their classmates have created, both lyrically and on screen. You can watch the Hip Hop Saves Lives documentary here!

These are just three of the phenomenal organizations featured at the screening. Horyou New York looks forward to the next one on March 25! Horyou NYC


NegusWorld’s J.E.M.B.H.A. is an acronym for Judge Each Man By His Actions (not his color). Here, “Man” stands for “Humanity.” This campaign was launched April 12th, 2009, and inspired by a picture taken by professional photographer and activist Jane Feldman. New York was the first city to re-create the original photo with the goal to let the world now that actions always speak louder than colors.

It was an open invitation to every other state and country that felt the same way to do the same. Five years later, J.E.M.B.H.A. was replicated in all corners of the globe and continues to grow every year. (Source)

From Haiti to Denmark, Japan to New York, groups of people from all over the world have been sending in photographs of themselves with the words: Judge Each Man By His Actions and not his color. Now Switzerland is finally in the mix.

On Nov. 25th, the Geneva Horyou team participated in taking a J.E.M.B.H.A. photograph (with a warm incentive). A few of us quietly sat down, put our arts-and-crafts skills to test and made a J.E.M.B.H.A. poster. For the most part, photographs had been taken outdoors and some had spray painted J.E.M.B.H.A. on walls. We decided to do it indoors in the Geneva office itself. We all put on our Horyou t-shirts, turned on the camera’s self-timer, posed with our fists held up to our foreheads and voila!

The fist on the forehead represents solidarity and is a symbol of us all wearing our “crown.”

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