Youth Activism in Hip Hop Track

Uplifting hip hop and urban arts

The Youth Activism in Hip Hop Track will celebrate hip hop culture and its influence in youth movements. We will honor the expertise of young folks most impacted by injustices and we will uplift their resistance. What role does hip hop play in movement building? What do movements that are truly created by and directed by youth look like? We will share how to use art, media and technology to organize, and we will learn from our young community experts who are sharing skills and facilitating strategy sessions to uplift the five elements of hip hop.

Coordinators of this track are Shalina S. Ali, Fidel Verdin, and N'yasia Valdez.

Youth Activism in Hip Hop

Call for Participation

TRUE Skool is working in coordination with Detroit Future Youth to coordinate the Youth Activism in Hip Hop Track at the 19th annual Allied Media Conference in Detroit.

We're looking for people to conduct workshops and short, hands-on sessions on:

  • Hip hop education in classrooms and community centers
  • Using hip hop for conflict resolution and violence prevention
  • Graffiti art and other forms of radical expression
  • DJ culture to mobilize the masses
  • Movement related hip hop on the internet, blogs, podcasts
  • Hip hop in college campus courses
  • Spoken word poetry
  • The power of storytelling
  • Break dance or capoeira
  • Women/B girls leading in hip hop
  • International youth movements
  • Environmental Justice or STEAM in hip hop
  • Mental health in hip hop
  • Organizing social change on social media
  • Youth entrepreneurship and hip hop

Let us know if you have other suggestions or ideas for workshops! We hope to build our track with representation from different regions, communities and social movements.

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