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skating is back at afropunk brooklyn, come and show off your best tricks!

August 8, 2017
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By Awa Gueye Gueye, AFROPUNK contributor

AFROPUNK is back with “Battle for the Streets”, a lifestyle event that gives skaters the chance to win $5,000 in prizes in 3 divisions (Age 12 & under, Age 13-16 and Age 17 & above)!
In addition, on Sunday August 27th skaters age 30 & above will get to participate in a Sk8 jam, a highest ollie contest and more!

Why did we at AFROPUNK rekindle our skateboarding tradition? Because the AFROPUNK festival is the incarnation of skateboarding. Because the skatepark is a space that restores health and sense of fun to the Afrocentric mind and body.

When we need to clear our heads of antiblackness and regroup, we come together through music, dance… and skate. Skateboarding is one of the most amazing forms of expression and powerfulness. This year, AFROPUNK is committed to making Afrocentric bodies create geometries that defy physical laws and propel minds to new heights!

Take a look at AFROPUNK’s history with lifestyle sports.

Photo by Rey Parla
Photo by Rey Parla
Photo by Rey Parla
Photo by Rey Parla
Photo by Chris Elliot Williams
Photo by Chris Elliot Williams
Photo by Chris Elliot Williams
Photo by Chris Elliot Williams

Sign up and find out more about the competition taking place August 26th and 27th HERE.

 

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