A day-long event featuring presentations and workshops from Hip Hop artists, educators, and scholars making moves in financial literacy, film and visual media, sustainability, educational innovation, and global advancement of Hip Hop culture.
Opening remarks & check-in with HipHopEX Director, Aysha Upchurch
Start the day MOVING TOGETHER with facilitate art-making
BREAKOUT SESSION #1
11:15 AM - 12:30PM EST
HARNESSING THE HUSTLE: HOW TO MAKE ENTREPRENEURIAL MOVES
This session features two women who took a page out of Hip Hop's book and turned their hobbies into full-blown hustles.
MOOD BOARD WORKSHOP:
BUILD WORLDS WITH IMAGES
Come explore the role of place in videos and films and learn how to use visual elements to craft stories and narratives.
DIRTY SOUTH TWERKOUT
Dani Criss, The Artist
A high energy workout takin ya straight to da Dirty South! Exploring culture, communicative & liberative movement styles of the US Southern states whilst uplifting experiences & histories of da people.
SOCIALLY DISTANT: AN ETHNOGRAPHIC EXPLORATION OF THE ROLE OF HIP HOP CULTURE AS A WAY OF KNOWING IN A 21ST CENTURY CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE ARTS FRAMEWORK
Dr. Durell Cooper
This research is an examination of the phenomena of Hip Hop education as an abolitionist tool using an arts-based research approach.
INVOLVE, BUILD, AND EVOLVE!:
COMMUNITY BUILDING AROUND HIP HOP CULTURE IN MONTENEGRO
Story about the spread of socio-cultural aspects of Hip Hop in Montenegro through youth work, education, and new digital interactive format for discussing various aspects of Hip Hop.
BREAKOUT SESSION #2
12:45-2:15 PM EST
GETTING FINANCIALLY LIT!
Sabrina A. Correia
Joseph W. Lewis
Briana B. Franklin
This panel features financial experts to break down why and how getting (financially) literate is important, dropping knowledge on how to level up how your money moves.
THE POWER OF HIP HOP IN FILM
My latest film Beat Lingo deals with a prodigy beatboxer who was born a mute. My presentation will study the power of hip hop in film.
HIP HOP THERAPY: A STUDIO APPROACH TO
J.C. Hall, LMSW
This session will explore Hip Hop therapy as a culturally sustaining framework in mental health treatment and evaluate its effectiveness in an educational setting through a studio-based approach.
SOUNDS OF THE REVOLUTION: EXAMINING SOCIAL CULTURAL MOVEMENTS AND THE POWER OF STORYTELLING AS VEHICLES FOR EXPRESSION AND LIBERATION
Vincent Deas & Jason Acosta
This workshop will provide the space for the development of socio-emotional and pedagogical supports that teach and inform educators how to position hip hop as a tool for learning.
THE POWER OF COUNTER-
STORYTELLING THROUGH HIP HOP
James An & Tiger JK
James An and Tiger JK will be sharing their stories and discussing the power of the youth in creating our own space for self-empowerment and counter-storytelling through hip hop.
BREAKOUT SESSION #3
2:30-4:00 PM EST
SCHOOLING MONEY: FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAMS FOR THE YOUTH
Cole Mattox & Dylan Ingerman
Dr. Marlon Fuller
Hear from leaders of financial literacy programs about how they are ensuring young people understand what money and wealth are.
DOCUMENTING HIP HOP
Directors Dorian Emerson and Dami Rock will discuss their paths to filmmaking and their focus on telling stories that highlight black life and hip hop culture.
Timothy D Jones &
Dr. Tyra Good
The "Critique/Create/Curate" process will be introduced using "Juicy" by Notorious BIG and participants will have an opportunity to try out the process.
COMPUTER SCIENCE IS HIP HOP
Algorithmic bias exists. The only way that we can change these conditions is to get more POC engaged. This presentation will use the creation of hip-hop & cultivate a sense of belonging for POC in computer science.
HIP HOP PRODUCTION FOR REMOTE EDUCATION (A REAL-TIME INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE)
Learn how this educator conducted Hip Hop beat-making with incarcerated youth during the pandemic. Participants will get to experience an interactive online educational hip-hop process, using Zoom and WhatsApp (voice messages) as helpful resources for remote hip-hop education.
BREAKOUT SESSION #4
YOUR HIP-HOP STARTUP: THE ECONOMICS OF TEACHING ARTISTRY FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
Miles “Irie Givens” Iton &
Our session will be a comparative, post-pandemic analysis of startup costs, opportunities and long-term prospects for hip-hop creatives in the fields of education, pop music and teaching artistry.
PATHWAYS: HOW HIP HOP INFLUENCED MY FILM CAREER
Filmmakers Celeste Li and Richard Jackson both got their start in the movie business through hip hop connections. Today, they are independent filmmakers forging new paths and sharing insights.
HEALING THROUGH HIP HOP
Experience how Hip Hop is used to spark dialogue and creatively attend around difficult topics -- a way to heal through the words and imagery of Hip Hop.
WE DO IT FOR THE CULTURE™:
SEL THE REMIX
Jamila Sams, MA Ed.
We Do it For the Culture™ SEL the Remix explores the connections between the 5 Competencies of Social Emotional Learning through the lens of the 5 Elements if Hip Hop culture.
NEXT LEVEL: HIP HOP DIPLOMACY & COMMUNITY DRIVEN TOOLS FOR PEACEMAKING
Junious L. Brickhouse &
Director Brickhouse and Hip Hop Ambassador Toni Blackman, offer a look into the diplomacy space and share their perspectives on Hip Hop as a tool for transforming conflict and cultural sustainability.
KEEPING IT MOVING: A CYPHER WITH HIP HOP HEADS ON THE POWER OF THE CULTURE
5:45-7:15 PM EST
Hear Sekou Heru, Toni Blackman, and Manny Faces share and cypher on how they have made moves as artists, educators, and journalists to honor Hip Hop culture and foster community and well-being amidst pandemics and social unrest.
Dance Ambassador/Cultural Advisor/ Teacher
Dance Ambassador/Cultural Advisor/ Teacher
Hip Hop Ambassador
Rapper/Poet, Director, Producer
TONI BLACKMAN, the first U.S. Hip Hop Ambassador with the U.S. Department of State, has traveled to 48 countries speaking, teaching, and performing. She is highly respected for her Hip Hop Activism work as the creator of Rhyme like a Girl and the Freestyle Union Cypher Workshop. She is a leading expert on Cypher.
Founding Director, The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy
Manny Faces is an award-winning journalist, podcast professional, independent scholar and founding director of nonprofit The Center for Hip-Hop Advocacy. His work focuses on promoting the ability of Hip-Hop music and culture to uplift humanity.