On Monday night, Oasis hosted REBUILD Chicago at the Harold Washington Theatre. The event includes panel discussions, fireside chats, and a town hall meeting with Chicago locals to discuss ways to give back to the city. G. Herbo made a surprise appearance on a panel discussing the value of community ownership.
The one-day workshop explored concrete solutions to strengthen, advance and rebuild Chicago. Also in attendance were Rashid Bilal and Troy Millings of Earn Your Leisure, Michael Amir and Faheem Muhammad of Oasis, global leader of 19 Keys, professional boxer Mike Rashid and senior advisor to Sean “Diddy” Combs Cory Jacobs.
“Last night was epic! It was great to have a thousand people come out on a cold Monday to learn more about OASIS! But rebuilding is not a day, it’s a movement, it’s action,” said Amir. “So despite yesterday’s success, the real work will come tomorrow.”
G. Herbo discusses the importance of communication in effecting change and believes he has been effective in getting his message across to Chicago’s teens and young adults because he speaks to them from an experience rather than an authority perspective.
“These kids see me and understand that I used to be them,” he said. “I talk to them in a way that doesn’t tell them what to do. I tell them I understand them and they respect me.”
19 Keys kicked off the event with an intense speaker-to-audience conversation that immediately captivated the crowd. Mustapha Farrakhan Jr. and Julian Mitchell were also on the panel. Oasis investor Jermaine McArthur was also there. DJ Preme provides the music and LA radio personality DJ Hed hosts the radio.
“Rebuilding Chicago is not a big deal! It’s the start of a program to uplift people across America,” Mohammed said. “Oasis is changing stories through real estate. Build with us!”
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