This from co-founder of the Barack Obama Green Charter High School, Mr. Steven King:
George Clinton is generously donating $10,000 and 25% of the Funkadelic Music Catalog to the Barack Obama Green Charter High School through his foundation, Mother’s Hip Connection Education Foundation. These funds will help to educate the students on artists’ rights in his hometown of Plainfield, New Jersey.
“Giving on behalf of the different members that have outstanding amounts of money (owed to them) that came from New Jersey is important because every member has unpaid royalties from writing, production, and publishing,” says Clinton.
Earlier this year, Clinton partnered with the Barack Obama Green Charter High School for a fundraiser to raise awareness and money for the first green charter high school in New Jersey. The organization’s focus is “to create independent critical thinkers capable of applying the principles of sustainability for the development of themselves, the community and environment” says Steven King, Founder and Director of Sustainability and Programs for the Barack Obama Green Charter High School. Graciously, Clinton houses several of his original master recordings at the school as a learning tool for students to understand the business and artistry of music.
“His willingness and desire to share his experiences and knowledge of the business of music creates an environment that deepens our students understanding”, says King.
Even with a frenzied tour schedule of over 200 dates a year, Clinton has committed to speak comprehensively to the students this school year:
- Students will learn how to protect their intellectual property rights of creative works
- Students will learn what legal steps to take if someone steals their creative works
- Students will learn how to conduct proper music research
Guerilla Educators is honored to be Service Learning Advisor, Curriculum Support Resource, and Sustainability Consultant for Obama Green.