Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience that by eliminating graffiti by painting over it is not a truly effective soluti...
Introduction Attention <ul><li>“ Don’t push me because I’m close to the edge.” “I’m trying not to lose my head.” “It’s lik...
Need-Graffiti <ul><li>Writing graffiti is about communicating your </li></ul><ul><li>message in the biggest, boldest, and ...
Body <ul><li>The USA Census Bureau states that Rochester, NY has a 30.1% poverty rate </li></ul><ul><li>In 2007,United Sta...
Body <ul><li>According to the USA Census Bureau, Rochester’s poverty level is 17.1 % higher than the national average of 1...
Satisfaction <ul><li>A local business by the name of the Art Firm and the city of Philadelphia have helped solve the graff...
Visualization <ul><li>According to the Simmons Lathan Media Group the hip hop culture spends 12.6 billion dollars on hip h...
Conclusion <ul><li>So I encourage each of you to help create jobs for those considered either violent,thugs, gang members,...
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  1. 1. Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience that by eliminating graffiti by painting over it is not a truly effective solution. Central idea: By using qualitative research tactics, creating amnesty for gang members, and creating murals from community concept meetings a solution to the graffiti problem can be attained. First Statements
  2. 2. Introduction Attention <ul><li>“ Don’t push me because I’m close to the edge.” “I’m trying not to lose my head.” “It’s like a jungle sometimes it makes me wonder how I keep from going under.” </li></ul><ul><li>A man by the name of Melvin Glover from the legendary Hip Hop group Grandmaster Flash and The Furious 5 wrote this in the midst of New York City’s roughest era of graffiti </li></ul><ul><li>Every year the graffiti issue doesn’t change much. Over 24,000 acts of vandalism occurred in Monroe County alone in a five period. The Rochester City Administration is currently using its’ Clean Sweep Program and its’ Neighborhood Empowerment Team to combat graffiti spending $100,000 each year to do so. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Need-Graffiti <ul><li>Writing graffiti is about communicating your </li></ul><ul><li>message in the biggest, boldest, and most </li></ul><ul><li>expressive way that you can. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s usually written in super sized calligraphic lettering. </li></ul><ul><li>Need in society for Graffiti : </li></ul><ul><li>It’s often written in a code or an Ebonics language that only your inner circle of friends or those who know of your particular style can understand. </li></ul><ul><li>Society feeds off of cryptic communication that is hard to understand such as internet coding languages like PHP, Java Script, HTML, Perl, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>At RIT many students may want their language or their findings such as a new technology created by our students to be only understood by a small group of their friends at first in order to prevent other or businesses from taking their ideas and not giving them credit for them such as not protecting your intellectual property. </li></ul><ul><li>Otherwise the feeling of being unknown can go away too soon and also others will have a greater opportunity of stealing your work. </li></ul><ul><li>Part of the problem in dealing with graffiti as vandalism being illegal is that by taking away the innocence of writing graffiti by putting it in galleries you might be taking away the feeling of accomplishment from having to do it under the pressure that you may in fact get caught. </li></ul><ul><li>You also might be taking away the coded language of a culture that is often ignored, creating further distress </li></ul>
  4. 4. Body <ul><li>The USA Census Bureau states that Rochester, NY has a 30.1% poverty rate </li></ul><ul><li>In 2007,United States Human Health Services Department states that poverty is $10,280 a year for one person </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty is a major issue of Rochester plus one that can effect gangs doing graffiti </li></ul>
  5. 5. Body <ul><li>According to the USA Census Bureau, Rochester’s poverty level is 17.1 % higher than the national average of 13.1% </li></ul><ul><li>The Bush Administration has been stagnant with funding amongst the arts for 8 consecutive years </li></ul><ul><li>Overall over 16 million dollars will be cut in FY09 according to the NEA </li></ul><ul><li>Also there has been a lack of resources in which to create graffiti in Rochester, NY. </li></ul><ul><li>There is only one legal wall on Monroe Avenue although North Clinton Avenue has an abundance of graffiti murals but they are done by a crew by the name of Evak F.U.A. but the area is bad. Also according to news channel RNEWS another legal wall that was up earlier this year got taken down by the owner due to vandalism of the property behind the Village Gate Plaza in Rochester. </li></ul><ul><li>Inner city leadership is lacking as well amongst newer ideas about how to deal with the graffiti issue at hand making the issue potentially harder to deal with in general. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Satisfaction <ul><li>A local business by the name of the Art Firm and the city of Philadelphia have helped solve the graffiti vandalism problem </li></ul><ul><li>The Art Firm has 30 students who are commissioned to do air brush shirts and murals </li></ul><ul><li>In 1984 Mayor Goode granted amnesty to gang members of Philadelphia in an effort to give them a creative outlet to channel their creative energies. Goode gave a Stanford muralist Jane Golden a 6 week trial with these particular gang members of the Bronx Bombers, and the High Class Lunatics were given this trial </li></ul><ul><li>Over 23 years later over 2,500 murals are in Philadelphia Pennsylvania according to TIME magazine article Postcard:Philadelphia by Brendan Lowe </li></ul><ul><li>You can better the situation by encouraging artists to produce bigger and bolder pieces in our community instead of painting with ordinary colors over graffiti signatures. </li></ul><ul><li>For over 15 years I have been an artist who has supported the hip hop culture as well </li></ul>
  7. 7. Visualization <ul><li>According to the Simmons Lathan Media Group the hip hop culture spends 12.6 billion dollars on hip hop media and merchandise Worldwide for 45.3 million consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Graffiti is an integral part of this particular culture of both artistic and visual “in your face” appeal </li></ul><ul><li>Hip Hop is an undeniable cultural force of attitude, style, flair, expression,and of regional representation in the World and in the United States </li></ul><ul><li>Graffiti writers rebellious expressions and illegal representations of their art can be seen in every major U.S. city </li></ul><ul><li>Washington, D.C. Museum The Smithsonian has recognized graffiti and hip hop with an exhibit called Recognize! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Conclusion <ul><li>So I encourage each of you to help create jobs for those considered either violent,thugs, gang members, etc who might in fact be responsible for the vandalism on property caused by graffiti every year. Please do not just not paint over problematic individuals who might not appear like they want to work to better our community at all. If we can work to get understand them better meaning gang members and or the criminals who are writing the graffiti on walls aimlessly then we might have a better chance at solving the problem. We need to produce more art in larger and more expressive ways such as conceptual murals publicly, </li></ul><ul><li>To create more dialogue between races and to place these murals amongst poorer areas whom are hit much harder by economically challenging times. </li></ul><ul><li>The God Father of Hip Hop Culture Afrikaa Bambaataa would agree with my solutions with his statement, “it has to be about peace, knowledge, wisdom, understanding between cultures, and having fun.” “Not the money.” </li></ul>

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