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Hip-Hop in Education Conference

Saturday, April 18, 2015
9:00am – 3:30pm

Storrs Campus
Laurel Hall

Become a part of the first annual Hip Hop in education conference!

REMIXING THE ART OF SOCIAL ACTIVISM.

Conference Schedule: 9:00 - 10:00 Check-in & Breakfast 10:00 - 10:50 Keynote Speaker 11:00 - 11:50 Concurrent Workshop 1 12:00 - 12:50 Lunch & Student Performances/Open Mic 1:00 - 1:50 Concurrent Workshop 2 2:00 - 2:50 Concurrent Workshop 3 3:00 - 3:30 Closing Ceremony

Keynote Speaker -- Adisa Banjoko is the founder of the Hip Hop Chess Federation. HHCF is the world's first non-profit organization fusing music, chess, and the martial arts to promote unity, strategy and non-violence. It has been featured on Good Morning America, Rolling Stone Magazine, Black Enterprise and many more publications. the HHCF hosts celebrity chess events where underserved youth play chess for educational scholarships and engage cultural icons from various backgrounds.

The rest of the Hip-Hope in Education Conference features workshops presented by UConn faculty/students, community leaders, and performances by UConn students/student groups. Click below link for registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/remixing-the-art-of-social-activism-hip-hop-in-education-conference-tickets-16292253569

Contact:

Justis.lopez@uconn.edu

Neag School of Education (primary), Dramatic Arts, UConn Master Calendar

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