Join hip-hop artists, scholars, organizations, and youth in Washington, D.C. June 12-14, 2009 as we engage in three days of debate, workshops, presentations and arts events centered on hip-hop culture.
For more information, please visit: http://www.wblinc.org/remix.htm or contact Simone Jacobson at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Remixing the Art of Social Change: A Hip-Hop Approach teach-in is designed to outline the tools and resources necessary to develop curriculum, programs, and work (artistic and scholarly) based on hip-hop culture. The teach-in will also address how to retain and attract high caliber hip-hop artists and build sustainable organizations.
Our field is made up of organizations that use hip-hop culture to promote social change and push the envelope of what hip-hop culture can produce artistically, academically, politically and socially. The presenters at Remixing the Art of Social Change are the artists and educators who never gave up on hip-hop and are still actively working through it to promote love, peace, unity and having fun. The teach-in is for people who move beyond hip-hop as a purely aesthetic art and see it as a vehicle to build organizations and to educate youth and families along with their communities through the arts.
Words Beats & Life, Inc. (WBL) is spearheading the move to the next stage of our field’s development by creating a strategic development plan for excellence, scale, and sustainability to strengthen the network of hip-hop based youth-serving organizations. This process is being initiated though a teach-in called “Remixing the Art of Social Change: A Hip-hop Approach”, and through a series of subsequent gatherings of board members, youth, front line staff and Executive Directors of hip-hop based organizations and programs. WBL is working towards hosting the teach-in in four different geographies in 2009-10. The first of these will mark the second annual national “Remixing the Art of Social Change: A Hip-Hop Approach” teach-in. This will take place June 12-14, 2009 in Washington, D.C. The second, third, and fourth will be hosted in St Paul, MN Chicago, IL; and San Francisco, CA, respectively.
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