Dance Theatre Etcetera: Building a more just and joyful world through the arts
Spoken Word Poetry and the Common Core Standards A day of professional development from Dance Theatre Etcetera (Saturday) December 3rd, 10:30am-1:30pm At Dance Theatre Etcetera (480 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn, NY)
-How can I enrich my curricula with the arts while responding to the demands of the new Common Core Standards?
-How can spoken word poetry enhance literacy, give students the tools to tell their stories, and develop their critical perspectives on self and society?
-Are there college programs or career pathways for students interested in spoken word poetry and other hip hop art forms?
Join leading writers/performers/educators Samara Gaev and Mahogany Browne as they facilitate a three-hour discussion and professional development, covering these topics and more.
Whether you’re a regular at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe already incorporating spoken word into your classroom, or simply interested in exposing yourself to new skills, you’ll walk away with fresh insights on igniting your students’ passion while preparing them for academic success.
Hiphop Literacies - Call For Papers /Proposals /Performers
Hiphop Literacies: The Globalization of Black Popular Culture, An Interdisciplinary Conference
The Ohio State University May 9th-11th, 2012
The 2012 Hiphop Literacies conference is designed to explore Hiphop as a site of knowledge formation, identity construction and learning. Various global Hiphop cultures have emerged as a response to numerous socioeconomic, political, and cultural factors influencing new youth identity formations so extensively that its methodology is now an important area of cross- and inter-disciplinary study. The diverse elements of Hiphop that have emerged from black and brown youth starting in the 70s have changed the ways in which we think about how identities are defined in social contexts. These Afro-diasporic cultural expressions have been significant points of interrogation for the extensive diversity of Hiphop. Emerging most publicly in the post-industrial age of global information, electronic mass media, and digital literacies, Hiphop affords new understandings of shifting of social boundaries that presents opportunities to uncover and legitimate new forms of learning. A major goal of “Hiphop Literacies” is to promote interdisciplinary research and teaching around the value of Hiphop, stimulate ongoing dialogue and outreach across various disciplines in the university and communities.