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Learning to GET FREE: The Ins and Outs of Hip Hop Civics Education

Tue, Mar 21, 2017

1:00pm ET - 2:00pm ET

Members Only

This event free for members; $35 for non-members.

Dr. Bettina Love, our 2016 keynote speaker and esteemed author/scholar, recently launched a new online Hip Hop civics curriculum, GET FREE. Inspired by the ingenuity, political energy, love, and DIY model of underground Hip Hop, GET FREE aims to play a critical role in the movement for justice by reinforcing citizenship, shared leadership, community, civic engagement, and intersectional justice in the lives of young people. The multimedia curriculum introduces young people and educators to a national network of young community leaders, artists, and activists who advocate for social change and democratic inclusion driven by the arts and grassroots organizing. In this webinar, Dr. Love discusses the ins and outs of GET FREE and the role of music and the arts in teaching students to combat racial and social injustice.

Speaker Bio:
Dr. Bettina L. Love is an award-winning author and associate professor of educational theory & practice at the University of Georgia. Her research focuses on the ways in which urban youth negotiate Hip Hop music and culture to form social, cultural, and political identities to create new and sustaining ways of thinking about urban education and social justice. She also concentrates on transforming urban classrooms through the use of non-traditional educational curricula and classroom structures. In 2016, Love was named the Nasir Jones Hip Hop Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. She is the creator of the Hip Hop civics curriculum: GET FREE.

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