Killer Mike Announces A Free Back-To-School Haircut Event At S.W.A.G. Shop In Atlanta
Atlanta’s own Killer Mike, also known as Michael Render, announced a series of free back-to-school haircut events at his S.W.A.G. Shop beginning in July.
Killer Mike has always been known as a pillar of his community. The MC, businessman, and authoritative activist has stood on the frontlines for issues involving black-and-oppressed people in this country, plus bent the ear of leaders like Bernie Sanders to spotlight issues that plague us all. Now, the Atlanta multi hyphenate has announced a series of free back-to-school haircut events at his S.W.A.G. Shop locations in Atlanta.
The Run the Jewels member will host the events for children ages 5 to 17 beginning Saturday, July 28 at his 365 Edgewood location, and on Saturday, Aug. 4 at his 3461 Roosevelt Highway location. “Barbershops are the cornerstone of the black community,” Mike said in a released statement. “I’m excited to host an event that brings people together, focuses on teens and boys and supports parents.
In addition to printing out school supply lists and shopping for school clothes, going to the salon or the barbershop is an important step in helping students mentally prepare to return to class.” Sponsored by the Atlanta Hawks, the S.W.A.G. Shop Back-To-School Haircut series will also open a location inside the basketball arena in October.
The event is free. Participating barbers will be compensated, while refreshments will be provided onsite. Visit Killer Mike’s Facebook page for more information.
You can also see the rundown below:
WHO: Michael Render, pka Killer Mike, The Atlanta Hawks, V103,
Volcom and Run the Jewels
WHAT: Free Back-to-School Haircuts for Children Ages 5 to 17
WHEN: Saturday, July 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and
Saturday, Aug. 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: The S.W.A.G. Shop at 365 Edgewood Ave NE in Atlanta (on July 28)
The S.W.A.G. Shop at 3461 Roosevelt Hwy in Atlanta (Aug. 4)