VANCOUVER - JUNE 21/2009
Meet at downtown Skate Plaza at 1pm. Rain location Leeside.
This will be the worldwide main event for WITS as the entire Emerica team will be here and in full attendance. A very legendary day for Vancouver!
Confirmed for Vancouver:
Justin 'Figgy' Figueroa
Kevin 'Spanky' Long
and Canadian Emerica rippers
Frank Fily Pare
The goal of Wild in the Streets is to build community and raise awareness of skateboarding and the needs of skateboarders. It is our hope that Wild in the Streets will someday take on the character of a large-scale, decentralized grassroots movement for the benefit of skateboarders everywhere. Emerica believes in the ability of skateboarders to empower themselves to do great things. Be a part of something amazing, or better yet, create your own amazing event.
WILD IN THE STREETS MANIFESTO
Wild in the Streets is the attempt to gather skateboarders of every age, color and creed to converge on city streets around the globe in the celebration of pure skateboarding.
We declare that skateboarding is no longer a spectator sport. We believe in demolishing the invisible barriers that separate pro skaters from the rest of us. Wild in the Streets is comprised of all equal participants.
We also contend that conventional organized skateboarding competitions and events are, in effect, a misrepresentation of skateboarding, safely and conveniently re-packaged for mainstream corporate consumption. Wild in the Streets is about challenging conformity.
And we acknowledge that the very society that has marginalized us as skateboarders is now formally engaged in the penetration and misappropriation of our original and distinct skate culture. They, in turn, feed it back to us as more mind-polluting product propaganda. Wild in the Streets is about reclaiming ownership.