What does wellness and sustainability look like in and outside of the classroom? What ways can Hip Hop be embraced so support mental health and liberation?
This track really showcases Hip Hop genius as presenters reveal the various ways they center it in their practice as artists and educators.
7-12 Director of Sankofa Prospect Hill Academy Charter School
I am MATTAPAN MADE. An average person doing above average things.
DANI CRISS, THE ARTIST
Cultural Arts Educator
Dani Criss, The Artist; a multidisciplinary artist & cultural arts educator hailing from Durham, NC, now based in Brooklyn, NY. Using movement & knowledge as the source to obtain liberation while discovering ancestral connections within one’s liberative practices. The South Got Something to Say!
J.C. HALL, LMSW
School Social Worker/ Hip Hop Therapy Studio Program Director
J.C. Hall is a Hip Hop artist and social worker who runs the Hip Hop Therapy Studio program at Mott Haven Community High School, a “second-chance” transfer school in the South Bronx. As a result of its impact over the years, Hall won a national Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service in 2020.
TIMOTHY D. JONES
Timothy is a content creator and educator with a focus on hip-hop culture, youth development and the identity versus role confusion stage of psychosocial development. Timothy is the CVO of #HipHopEd and the Owner Operator of Techniques4Learning.
DR. TYRA GOOD
Associate Professor of Education, Elms College
Dr. Tyra Good is an Associate Professor of Education and the Executive Director of the Center for Equity in Urban Education at Elms College and founder of GOOD Knowledge Connections. She has received a myriad of awards for developing culturally responsive school, family, and community partnerships.