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Thursday, March 29 • 10:30am - 4:00pm
‘18 Til Affinity: The Hip-Hop Cypher and Affinity Groups for Equity in Education

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Hip-hop culture was born from low-income youth of color rebelling against a system that had rendered them all but invisible. As a result of the tenacity and power of hip-hop’s creativity, the culture has placed a premium on authenticity of voice and raw expression of self. In 1993, when Souls of Mischief dropped 93 ‘Til Infinity, they set the standard of ‘chill’ in hip-hop culture. As educators in 2018 we must set a standard of equity. In this deep dive, participants will begin or continue the ongoing process of self-reflection necessary for the kinds of equitable education that allow for every student to feel seen and heard. This session offers an intentional time for educators to come together to better understand how students are made to feel invisible and to uncover strategies for reversing that trend. Join us for a drum circle, conversations around identity, and the development of intentional affinity groups based on race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. Warning: this will be uncomfortable.

Speakers
avatar for Sir Bailey

Sir Bailey

HSRA
Goodwill comes through Good Education
avatar for Martha Diaz

Martha Diaz

Founder / Director, Hip-Hop Future School / Hip-Hop Education Center
Martha Diaz is an award winning community organizer, social entrepreneur, media producer, archivist, curator, mentor, and educator, who for twenty-five years has traversed between the hip-hop entertainment industry, public arts sector and academia. She has worked in Hollywood and... Read More →
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Michael Lipset

Research Assistant / Design Coach, McGill University / Studio 4 Charter Management Organization
Michael Lipset graduated as class valedictorian in 2009 from the University of Minnesota's College of Liberal Arts with a BA in both Political Science and the Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance. After graduating he began an academic coaching business called PEP Tutors (Personal... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:00pm
HTE 129

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