The Roots & Wings of Hip-Hop Culture At Columbia In Harlem

https---imgVery interesting panel discussion mash up from Abiodun OyewoleJoey Bada$$ to Dr. Chris Emdin, Toni Blackman in The Roots & Wings of Hip-Hop Culture: Exploring Hip-Hop, Healing and Spirituality on Monday, February 29th, 2016,at Teachers College in West Harlem, NY.

The event was created by the Hip-Hop Pedagogy Group at The Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME) at Teachers College in Harlem.

Here are the events:


Panel Showcasing Research, Theory and Practice 

Monday, February 29th, 12pm-2pm – Milbank Chapel

  • Toni Blackman, Author of the Wisdom of the Cypher, rapper, actress, writer and U.S. State Department Ambassador
  • Abiodun Oyewole, Founding Member of the Last Poets, Harlemite, poet, author, musician, mentor, teacher
  • Joey Bada$$, Brooklyn Based, Independent Hip-Hop Artist
  • Walter Hildago, Author of Beyond the Four Walls, The Rising Ministry and Spirituality of Hip-Hop 
  • Dr. Josef Sorett, Assistant Professor of Religion and African-American Studies and Associate Director of the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life
  • Sage Morgan-Hubbard, Multidisciplinary Artist, Poet, Activist, Co-Creator of Mixed Mamas Two Woman Show

This panel will showcase the research, theory and practice that honor the intersections between Hip-Hop, healing and spirituality. This interactive and creative panel will not only highlight the work of the world renown practitioners, scholars and activists, but also present initial findings of a scan of themes and understandings related to Hip-Hop and spirituality, as well as invite attendees to bring their own experience to the table through the framework of the Cypher. 

What’s Next? A Workshop & Discussion 

Monday, February 29th, 2pm-5pm – Thompson 229

Registration is Required Dinner Provided 5pm-6pm

  • Toni Blackman, Author of the Wisdom of the Cypher, rapper, actress, writer and U.S. State Department Ambassador
  • Dr. Chris Emdin, Professor of Science, Technology and Mathematics, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Jarritt Sheel, PhD Candidate in Music Education, Teachers College, Columbia University 
  • Kelsey Pyro Van Ert, Poet, BGirl, Theater Artist, Composer

This workshop, led by Toni Blackman and IUME Scholars will creatively explore not only where the work has come, but where it will go next. Participants will be led through a workshop exploring the history, meanings and functions of the Cypher as well as be called to name their individual understandings in collaboration with a greater, universal context.

Sponsors: Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME),  Teachers College Vice President’s Diversity and Community Initiatives Grant Fund, GSAS Student Diversity Project Grant, Poets & Writers Inc.

Monday, Feb 29 12pm-5pm

Register HERE

Teachers College, 525 W. 120th St, New York, New York, 678-3413


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