JUNE 18-21, Urban Word NYC cohosts ULITT (Urban Literacies Institute for Transformative Teaching) at Michigan State University. Based on our Preemptive Education Conference, this institute will feature panels, workshops, hip-hop theater, as well as a youth day and concert, and brings in top educators and organizers in the fields of spoken word, hip-hop and social justice pedagogy including Dr. Dawn Elissa-Fischer, Toni Blackman, Dr. David Kirkland, MC K~Swift, Eagle Nebula, Intikana and powerhouse Detroit MC, Invincible. To register go here <http://caitlah.cal.msu.edu/index.php/events/urban-literacies-institute-for-transformative-teaching/> .
JULY 23-27, Urban Word NYC and the University of Wisconsin’s First Wave Program host the “North American Association of Summer Sessions – Creative and Innovative Program Award” winning 7th Annual Spoken Word & Hip-Hop Educator & Community Leader Training Institute. This program is the most in depth and hands on training that Urban Word hosts, and features Taylor Mali, Mahogany L. Browne, Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Adam Falkner, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Dr. Christopher Edmin, Sam Seidel, and Dr. Dawn Elissa-Fischer. To register go here <http://omai.wisc.edu/> . (Full schedule attached)
CALL FOR WORKSHOPS> Urban Word’s flagship training, the Preemptive Education Conference will take place across the New York City on September 28-30 and we are looking for professional development workshops, lectures, respondents and more around three foundational pillars:
- Professional Development
- Digital Learning
- Student-Centered Freirian Pedagogy
We are seeking workshop sessions that will focus on the history of Hip-Hop and education, how the movement has progressed including an overview of the many resources currently available for educators. These workshops will also incorporate a theoretical model for developing and utilizing a Critical Hip-Hop Pedagogy. They will also present a “Hip-Hop & Social Justice model for Hip-Hop and education, as well as samples of practical application, because at its root a hip-hop pedagogy seeks to produce an authentic relationship between hip-hop and educational development.
We are also seeking workshops that focus on the incorporation of dramatic exercises based on the arsenal of Theatre of the Oppressed techniques. In these workshops, participants should experience an interactive theatre workshop focusing on their “reading” of the world around them and their contribution to “re-writing” their world as they become agents of change.
Finally, we are looking for workshops that will integrate and build from our three foundational pillars. Workshops should be geared towards (a) teaching artists in spoken word and hip-hop arts, (b) NYU students, and (c) NYC public school teachers. The workshops will be 85 minutes long on either Saturday or Sunday. Please send a brief title and workshop description that you think would (1) be a strong session in line with the foundational pillars offered, and (2) would best serve either spoken/word hip-hop educators, NYU students or NYC public school teachers.
Please send workshop proposal to
Upcoming Conference from Google Education (Hangouts On Air)
The conference is entirely virtual, online. All the sessions are being given using Google+ Hangouts On Air. To join Google+ visit www.google.com/+.
May 2, 2012 3PM EST
This presentation discusses the affordances and constraints of using Google Apps for Education to deliver a technology class with a hip-hop theme for secondary institutions. The goal was to increase the literacy skills of youth using a topic the students had self-expressed an interest in (hip-hop). Please see https://sites.google.com/site/eduonair/a-global-hip-hop-passport to sign up for this session.
The OSU Hiphop Literacies Conference (May 9-11, 2012, Columbus, Ohio) seeks to put scholars, educators, students and the community in dialogue.
Hiphop and Black popular culture are central to global youth culture. An artistic, social, and cultural movement, it is diverse and reflects the local histories, cultures and concerns of its worldwide practitioners, while adhering to Hiphop’s ideological and aesthetic imperatives. THE CONFERENCE IS FREE, BUT YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE AT http://osuhiphopliteraciesconference.eventbrite.com MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE AT* http://ehe.osu.edu/edtl/hip-hop-literacies.php
CFP: Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection Conference: “Hip Hop, Education, and Expanding the Archival Imagination
Submission Deadline: April 23, 2012
Meeting: September 28-29, 2012 Atlanta, GA
The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library and the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation (TASF) present the first annual Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection Conference: “Hip Hop, Education, and Expanding the Archival Imagination.” In the fifteen years since Shakur’s passing, the TASF has continued to cultivate the legacy and sociocultural impact of his life and works. As part of this effort, the TASF and Shakur Estate partnered with the AUC Woodruff Library to collect and curate the papers, letters, images, and other archival materials of the hip hop artist. In 2011, The Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection, housed at the Library, was opened to the public to promote scholarship and research of a multi-dimensional artist who helped define a musical genre.
To commemorate the opening of the historic collection, this two-day academic conference will convene scholars, educators, and students to present papers on themes related to the life and works of Tupac Shakur, education, and Hip Hop culture more broadly. The following are some suggested (but not required) sub-topics:
• Tupac and education, pedagogy, and/or epistemology
• Hip Hop in college curriculum
• Hip Hop Studies and authorship (i.e. who counts as an author?)
• What counts as an archive? How do we preserve Hip Hop culture?
• Hip Hop as literary genre (autobiography, drama, poetry, etc).
• Hip Hop as history
• Hip Hop and information literacy
• Scholar Advocacy for Hip Hop archives
• Archivists as partners in teaching, learning, and scholarship of Hip Hop Studies
Submission of paper abstracts should be approximately 300 words. Panel proposals (of either 3 or 4 papers per panel) should be approximately 500 words. All proposals should address the themes of this year’s conference “Hip Hop, Education, and Expanding the Archival Imagination” and include presenters’ institutional affiliations, a 50-word biography, and appropriate email address. Please e-mail all proposals to ShakurConference@auctr.edu by April 23, 2012. Accepted papers and panels will be announced by/on June 15, 2012, and the conference will take place on September 28-29, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Questions? Contact: ShakurConference@auctr.edu
Courtney Chartier (Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library)
Samuel Livingston (Morehouse College)
James Peterson (Lehigh University)
Georgia Roberts (University of Washington)
Conference website: http://research.auctr.edu/ShakurConference
Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library website: www.auctr.edu
TASF website: www.tasf.org