LOST LYRICS presents Artistic Development (Toronto, Canada)
Who are we looking for: Young Innovators Ages 11-15
What the program offers:
- Free food - Opportunity to work with professional singers, producers, rappers, musicians, actors, dancers, photographers and visual artists in the city - Opportunity to perform and show your work all around the city to lots and lots of people - Create a portfolio
Beginning Saturday March 19th - Saturday June 25th (every Saturday from 1-4pm) Where: St. Alban’s Boy’s and Girls Club
2011 Preemptive Education Urban Word NYC’s Annual Mentor, Teacher, Educator & Community Activist Training
Urban Word NYC, Hip-Hop Theater Festival, the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs at NYU, and Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development present the 2010 Preemptive Education Conference, featuring a dynamic weekend training series that engages the best practices in spoken word, hip-hop, urban arts, and social justice education. This year’s theme is “Beyond Violence: Promoting Healing through Spoken Word, Hip Hop, and Critical Pedagogy.”
The Preemptive Education Meeting finds its roots in the Urban Word NYC’s Annual Mentor, Teacher, Educator & Community Activist Training. Now in collaboration with Hip-Hop Theater Festival, the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs at NYU, and Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, the meeting aims to examine critical issues that affect today’s youth, while providing creative and practical resources to address them. Using the power of spoken word poetry and hip-hop as the lens to explore language and privilege, participants will learn best practices in student-centered and critical pedagogy from professionals in key fields of education, youth development, and spoken word & hip-hop. This conference will take place at NYU on the weekend of Sept. 30-Oct. 2.
This year we are basing the meeting’s workshops (SAT. 10/1 & SUN. 10/2) around three foundational pillars:
· Professional Development
· Community-Service Learning
· Student-Centered Freirian Pedagogy
We are seeking workshop sessions that will focus on the history of Hip-Hop and education, how the movement has progressed including an overview of the many resources currently available for educators. These workshops will also incorporate a theoretical model for developing and utilizing a Critical Hip-Hop Pedagogy. They will also present a “Hip-Hop & Social Justice model for Hip-Hop and education, as well as samples of practical application, because at its root a hip-hop pedagogy seeks to produce an authentic relationship between hip-hop and educational development.
We are also seeking workshops that focus on the incorporation of dramatic exercises based on the arsenal of Theatre of the Oppressed techniques. In these workshops, participants should experience an interactive theatre workshop focusing on their “reading” of the world around them and their contribution to “re-writing” their world as they become agents of change. Finally, we are looking for workshops that will integrate and build from our three foundational pillars.
Workshops should be geared towards (a) teaching artists in spoken word and hip-hop arts, (b) NYU students, and (c) NYC public school teachers. The workshops will be 85 minutes long on either Saturday or Sunday. Please send a brief title and workshop description that you think would (1) be a strong session in line with the foundational pillars offered, and (2) would best serve either spoken/word hip-hop educators, NYU students or NYC public school teachers.
Please send workshop proposal to Michael@urbanwordnyc.org (Deadline: April 31, 2011)