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Hiphop Community Activism and Education Roundtable

Hiphop Community Activism and Education RoundtableThe Hiphop Archive hosted the first ever Hiphop Community Activism and Education Roundtable on September 28, 2002. This one-day event, sponsored by the Ford Foundation and the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, brought together Hiphop scholars, educators, artists and activists to share their organizational experiences and programs in order to create the first resource guide to Hiphop Organizing and Education in the United States and abroad.The Hiphop Community Activism and Education Roundtable sought to:

 

 

 

  • Raise public awareness of the value of Hiphop music and culture to youth development in the U.S. and throughout the world
  • Collect and provide information pertinent to developing tools for educational activism that use Hiphop as a vehicle of motivation and organization
  • Support a funded study of possible links between Hiphop culture and youth empowerment, education and development
  • Consider how personal histories and life choices impact youth development, community activism, urban development and coalition building
  • Improve the quality and performance of organizations that use Hiphop in education and youth empowerment

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