It was an day! The Triggering Change 2008 Conference: Hip-Hop, Media Justice & Social Responsibility was off the mediated change. Above is a moment before lunch (tastefully catered by Salsarengue Restaurant & Seafood of 392 High Street in Holyoke, MA, 01040; Phone: 413-533-1850) with some Springfield crunkers tearing it up for the crowd. The presentations and the conversations were informative, inspiring, and constructive. The were at least 300 unique participants in the conference to say nothing of the hundreds under the hip hop on the Hampshire College campus to rock to performances by Dead Prez, Rebel Diaz and local groups. More to come from/on this one!