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All I Need Is One MicAll I Need Is One Mic

All I Need Is One Mic: Hip-Hop as a Tool for Social Change

Wednesday, March 27, 2024  |  3:00-4:30 PM Central Time

 (4:00-5:30 PM Eastern, 2:00-3:30 PM Mountain, 1:00-2:30 PM Pacific; convert other time zones here)

Registration is free. You must have a Zoom account and use the associated email address during the registration process.




Schools, particularly universities, tend to advance and recreate Eurocentric educational models, which both exclude a large segment of the student population and fail to account for the lives of students outside the classroom. Utilizing principles of both Freire's model of liberatory education and hip-hop-based education, teachers and professors can create inclusive and engaging classrooms that orient students towards social justice, through centering students' lived experiences. Hip-hop culture is explained and situated within its history of resistance and resiliency. Key principles of hip-hop culture are identified, such as knowledge of self/culture/history, recognition of systemic injustice, and desire for social change. Tools to implement these principles in the classroom are provided, including examples of how hip-hop pedagogy can be applied to a broad range of subjects. This session should particularly benefit educators and aspiring educators wishing to create inclusive and dynamic, social justice-oriented classrooms. 

Presenter: Anna R. Lippman

presenter Anna R. Lippman

Anna is a 3rd generation Ashkenzi Jewish migrant on Turtle Island. She is a PhD student in the Sociology department at York University. Anna's research looks at how young people use hip-hop culture and rap music to understand themselves and engage in social justice movements. Anna organizes with several groups in Toronto including Showing Up for Racial Justice and Independent Jewish Voices.

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