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5E Symposium Schedule

The 5th Element: The Future and Promise of Hip Hop Pedagogy 

A Global Symposium featuring Emile YX, Joan Morgan, Brittney Cooper, Treva Lindsey,

Kaila Story, H. Samy Alim, and hip hop educators from around the world




Registration + Continental Breakfast

GSB Common


Welcome by Jeff Chang

Introduction by H. Samy Alim

GSB Common

9:30AM - 11:30AM

Emile YX: Hip-Hop Itself As Pedagogy

GSB Common



GSB Common


Workshop Session

  • Workshop One: Exploring the Past, Present, and Future of Indigenous Hip-Hop Pedagogy (Tanaya Winder, Frank Waln, Mic Jordan, Tall Paul, and Dr. Timothy San Pedro) - BARNUM HUB

  • Workshop Two: Kuumba Lynx: Using Hip Hop as a Tool to Reimagine and Demonstrate a more Just World (Jaquanda Villegas, Leida “Lady Sol” Garcia-Mukwacha, and Jacinda Bullie) - GSB Common

  • Workshop Three: Exploring the Healing and Therapeutic Potential of Hip-Hop in Education (Dr. Itoco Garcia-Davenport and Dr. Elliot Gann) - CERAS 101

  • Workshop Four: Inside a Rap Psychological Experiment: Methodological Considerations for Investigating Cognition in Hip-Hop Practice (Keith Cross) - BARNUM 116


Performance: Isaiah "Randy McPhly" Phillips

GSB Common


Presentation of AEP Research and Findings

Dr. H. Samy Alim, Casey Wong, Reagan Ross, Adorie Howard, Measha Ferguson

Featuring Andy Robinson and Tefferi Mogus

GSB Common


Performance: Alysia Demery

GSB Common


Hip-Hop Feminism Panel

Featuring Joan Morgan, Kaila Storey, Brittney Cooper and Treva Lindsey

GSB Common


Closing and Thank You

GSB Common


Day 2 - NOVEMBER 9th

Think Tank IV: It's Yours! Sustaining and Reimagining Our Movement

November 9th

Think Tank IV: It's Yours! Sustaining and Reimagining Our Movement

Co-Presented with the Hip-Hop Education Center


8:00AM - 9:00AM

Registration, Networking, and Continental Breakfast

All events in The GSB Common


9:00AM - 9:05AM

Welcome: Casey Wong


9:05AM - 9:10AM

Performances: Omar Gaytan and Josue Hernandez


9:15AM - 9:30AM

Keynote Address: Martha Diaz


9:35AM - 9:40AM

Introduction To The Conversations: Michelle Lee


9:40AM - 10:40AM

Catalyzing Conversation: Gabriel “Asheru” Benn

Facilitated Discussion - Hip-Hop in the Classroom

How have Hip-Hop Pedagogies been integrating into schools and educational spaces in our communities?


10:40AM - 11:40AM

Catalyzing Conversation by Dr. Adia Winfrey

Facilitated Discussion - Healing, Liberation and Hip-Hop Pedagogies

How have Hip-Hop Pedagogies been healing and furthering liberation in your community?


11:45AM - 12:15PM

The Hip-Hop Education Center Platform

Presented by Martha Diaz, Melina Jones and Allegra Gilfenbaum


12:15PM -12:25PM

Presentation: Rahman Jamaal

How are teaching artists practicing Hip-Hop pedagogies in the community?


12:30PM - 1PM

Second-Day Closing: Martha Diaz and Sam Seidel


1:00PM - 1:45PM




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