Elements of Culture: Hip-Hop Educational Community Youth Summit Program Overview…

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Date: Saturday June 14, 2014

Location: Crotona Park Ampitheater, Bronx, NY

Time: 11am – 7pm

Hosts: UZN CHOSEN Chapter 33

Statement of Purpose:

Hip Hop Culture is a reverberation of centuries-long resistance to oppression by Black and Brown people in the Americas. Born in the Bronx from meager beginnings; emerging from the ghetto streets plagued by poverty and violence, Hip Hop is now a medium that empowers people across the globe. However, the Hip Hop Industry and, to some degree, the world of Hip Hop Education are no longer held accountable to the people. The 1st Annual Elements of Culture: Hip Hop Educational Community Youth Summit seeks to reconnect the most influential parts of Hip Hop with the streets it was born from.

Program Outline:
• 11:00am – 11:30 am Welcome, Opening Remarks, Program Break Down
• 11:30am – 12:30pm Elements of Culture: Hip-Hop Past, Present, and Future Community Youth Discussion
• 1:00pm – 2:00pm: Lunch Break
• 2:00pm – 3:30pm: Elements of Culture: Hip-Hop Educational Workshop Series
• 3:30pm – close: Elements of Culture: Art Showcase & Open Mic Performance

Elements of Culture: Community Youth Discussion:

The Elements of Culture: Community Youth Discussion is designed to educate our Youth about the history, significance and purpose of Hip-Hop Culture; as well as provide them with a safe platform to voice their concerns about issues affecting them. This segment of this program will showcase the positivity of Hip-Hop Culture and our communities; proving that Hip-Hop is a powerful pedagogical tool for self empowerment, community building and social change.

Elements of Culture Hip-Hop Educational Workshop Series:

The Elements of Culture Hip-Hop Educational Workshops are designed to introduce our Youth to the Five Elements of Hip-Hop Culture: Bboying, DJaying, Emceeing, Graffiti, and Knowledge.

Elements of Culture Art Showcase and Open Mic

The Elements of Culture Art Showcase and Open Mic is designed to provide our Youth and members of the community a platform for self-expression and self-reflection.Headlined by the CHOSEN 33 Emcees, we believe that by showcasing their art and music,  our Youthwill find their voice and place in Hip-Hop and society by promoting positivity through music and the arts; empowering them to be agents for social change.

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