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Education @ the Schomburg: Hip-Hop Education Think Tank III: Legacy Building - Cultivating a Global Cipher from the Streets to the Classroom

November 10, 2013

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
For ages 13 to 18 years

The Hip-Hop Education Center and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, in collaboration with, the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College – Columbia University and the Metropolitan Center at the Steinhardt School - New York University presents Hip-Hop Education Think Tank III – Legacy Building: Cultivating a Global Cipher from the Streets to the Classroom.


Think Tank III will bring together over 300 seasoned practitioners, administrators, scholars, counselors, social workers, and teaching artists in K-12, O-S-T (out of school time) programs, and institutions of higher learning to professionalize the field of hip-hop education. The two-day event will include a keynote by Jeff Chang and the world premiere of Christopher Martin's (Kid-n-Play) documentary Can Hip Hop Go To School?

Tickets: $40 for 1 day; $65 for both days.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS or go to www.showclix.com/event/HipHopEdThinkTankIII

Limited Seating. Pre-purchases recommended. Day of seating not guaranteed.
 

QUESTIONS?  Email martha.diaz@nyu.edu


Pop-Up Exhibits: 
The Black History 101 Mobile Museum | Cornell University Hip-Hop Collection | Shaolin Jazz Project


THE PROGRAM
Day 1

9:00 am - Registration/breakfast

9:45 am – Welcoming Remarks: Martha Diaz (Founding Director, HHEC), Deirdre Hollman (Director of Education, Schomburg Center), and Dr. Daniel Banks (co-Founder of DNA Works)

10:00 am -10:15 am - Opening Keynote - “Hip-Hop DevelopmentTM: From Expression 2 Pedagogical Commodity” - Dr. P. Thandi Hicks Harper (Founder and President, Youth Popular Culture Institute, Inc.)

10:15 am - 10:45 am – Panel: Opening The Cipher - Framing The Conversations - Martha Diaz, Dr. Raymond Codrington (co-Director, HHEC), Casey Wong (Development Associate / Think Tank Manager, HHEC), Moira Pirsch (Think Tank Coordinator, HHEC), Moises Lopez (International Research Committee Manager, HHEC), Sam Seidel (Hip-Hop Scholar-in-Residence, IUME -Teachers College)

10:50 am -12:00 pm – BREAKOUT SESSIONS

I. Committee Presentation/Workshop: The “Def” Committee 
II. Committee Presentation/Workshop: Teaching Certificate Committee
III. Marketing, Publicity, and Communications Committee 
IV. Film screening - We Get Free: Episode 1 by Jacinda Bullie (Co-Director, Kuumba Lynx - Chicago, IL) 

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Lunch

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (Interlude) Dropping Science, Sparking a Social Movement– Moderated by Bakari Kitwana (Rap Session), Dr. Christopher Emdin (Associate Professor, Columbia University / Director of Science Education, Center for Health Equity and Urban Science Education), Ian Levy (Advocate Counselor, East Brooklyn Community High School), Jabari Johnson (Winner, Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S) and Timothy Jones (Hip-Hop Scholar-In-Residence, Teachers College).

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Hip-Hop Pedagogy Lightning Rounds
1. Today's Future Sound - Dr. Elliot Gann
2. Rock The School Bells - Nate Nevado 
3. Digital Linoleum: Empowering Youth through Hip-Hop Digital 
Publishing – Kareem Edouard 
4. The Visual Culture of Hip-Hop - John Jennings 


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Panel: Connecting Learning with Hip-Hop and Technology - Moderated by Dr. Ernest Morrell (Institute for Urban and Minority Education, Teachers College - Columbia University), Jeremy Dean (Education Director, Rap Genius), Ebonie Smith (Gender Amplified and Dubspot), and Pat Bransford (The National Urban Technology Center – New York, NY), Dr. Joycelyn Wilson (Department of Learning Sciences and Technologies at Virginia Tech)

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Reading Hip-Hop – Book Presentations

1. Khalid el-Hakim - The Center of the Movement: Collecting Hip Hop 
Memorabilia 
2. Adam Mansbach - Rage Is Back: A Novel 
3. Dr. David Kirkland - A Search Past Silence: The Literacy of Young Black Men 
4. Dr. Emery Petachauer - Schooling Hip-hop: Expanding Hip-hop Based Education Across the Curriculum 
5. Dr. Daudi Abe - 6 'N The Morning: West Coast Hip-Hop Music 1987-1992 & the Transformation of Mainstream Culture 
6. Dr. Halifu Osumare -The Hiplife in Ghana: West African Indigenization of Hip-Hop 
7. Gabriel Tolliver - Made You Look: 10 Years of the Hip-Hop Odyssey 
8. Dr. Bettina Love - Hip Hop’s Li’l Sistas Speak 
9. Prodigy - My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep's Prodigy 
10. Jessica Care Moore - Moore Black Press 
11. Kahlil Almustafa – Move The Class
12. Scape Martinez - Graff Color Master: Freestyle Color Techniques for Graffiti Art 

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm The Schomburg Center, Hip-Hop Education Center and Shaolin Jazz present Color of Sound in Celebration of Hip-Hop Art, Media, Literature, and Culture Book Signing and Reception 

8:00 pm - 10 pm Film Screening (WORLD PREMIERE): Can Hip-Hop Go To School? Directed by Christopher “Play” Martin 

Day 2

9:00 am - Registration/breakfast

9:30 am – Welcoming Remarks: Dr. Pedro Noguera (Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, Steinhardt School – New York University)

10:00 am -10:15 am - Opening Keynote - Jeff Chang - Institute for Diversity in the Arts / Committee on Black Performing Arts - Stanford University 

10:15 am - 11:15 am – Panel: How Are Institutions of Higher Education Contributing and Shaping the Field of Hip-Hop Education?
Dr. Travis Gosa - Cornell University, Don C. Sawyer III - Quinnipiac University, Dr. Halifu Osumare - University of California, Davis, Peter Kahn - Spoken Word Education Program, Concordia University - Chicago / Goldsmiths - University of London 

11:20 am -12:20 pm – COMMITTEE SUMMARY PRESENTATIONS 

I. Committee Presentation/Workshop: The “Def” Committee
II. Committee Presentation/Workshop: Teaching Certificate Committee 
III. Marketing, Publicity, and Communications Committee 

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch

1 pm – 2:30 pm Performance by Jasiri X | Screening - Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity and Intro/Q &A session: Shakti Butler - World Trust, Michael Benitez - University of Puget Sound, and Amer Ahmed - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor 

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm Hip-Hop Pedagogy Lightning Round
1. Kyla Griffin (Assistant Principal, Victor Valley Union High School District – Victorville, CA) 
2. Hip-Hop Education and The Common Core Standards - Gabriel “Asheru” Benn 
3. Rap, Rhythm & Rhyme: Rebuilding the Writing Foundation - Erik Cork
4. The Living Remix/World Up! - Aaron "Spazecraft" Lazansky-Olivia 
5. QuilomboArte - Bocafloja 
6. Nomadic Wax - Ben Herson 

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm International Survey Panel - Moises Lopez, Aruna Vermeulen (The Netherlands), Carlos Davalos (Mexico), Jarrett Martineau (Canada), Fou Malade (Senegal), Marcio Santos (Brasil Secretaria de Estado da Cultura) 

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Hip-Hop Academy: From the Streets to the Classroom

Special Presentation: Marley Marl Classic Recipes 

 

THIS EVENT IS PRESENTED AS PART OF THE SCHOMBURG'S HIP-HOP 4.0 INITIATIVE TO COLLECT, PRESERVE, AND INTERPRET THE HISTORY OF HIP-HOP'S ORIGINS AND GLOBAL INFLUENCES - AND TO CELEBRATE HIP-HOP'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY THIS FALL.  

 

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