Using Facebook to Organize a Major Hip Hop Event in Whitehorse

It almost sounds like an impossible story from the off-kilter mind of director Spike Jonze.

Using only Facebook, one man must organize a world-class b-boy event in a remote northern community involving over 30 youth from across Canada and some of the top performers and judges from the US.

But it’s no story, it’s a reality that Benjamin Robinson is working to bring to the Yukon from July 20 to 25th.

Robinson is an event co-ordinator for the the Breakdance Yukon Society (BYS) and a member of the local b-boy troupe Groundwork Sessions,

The “Walmart Cypher For Change Youth Forum and National Bboy Battle” is part workshop, part festival, part competition, and all social extravaganza. It’s unique not only in Canada, but in the world. Continue reading