Hiphop Literacies: Pedagogies for Social Change
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The Hiphop Literacies Conference and Concert are free but you must register at http://2013osuhiphopliteracies.eventbrite.com. Space is limited so register now!
Grammy Nominated Hiphop Pioneer YoYo
YoYo is a pioneering Grammy Nominated Hiphop artist, bursting onto the scene in 1991 via her debut album "Make Way For The Motherlode." She has worked with Ice Cube, Quincy Jones, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and has even defended rap music at our nation’s capital. She is a community activist and educator and founder of the Intelligent Black Women’s Coalition and the YoYo School of Hiphop, where she works with youth on writing, performance and academics through her Hip Hop Literacy Program. She is this year's keynote celebrity and headline concert artist.
MC Toni Blackman
The HHLC is proud to present MC Toni Blackman. She is an artist-educator, activist and one of the baadest freestyle improvisional artists on the planet. She has traveled the world as the first U. S. Ambassador of Hiphop where she promotes peace and freedom through Hiphop. Toni has been recognized as a Real Woman/Role Model by Dove, an initiative, fronted by Mandy Moore, spotlighting dynamic women whose lives and careers are focused on boosting young girls’ self-image and esteem. Toni will present her “Rhyme Like a Girl” workshop, which trains and encourages young women to use their voices as poets, writers, and lyricists to use boldness, audacity, intelligence, brilliance and light.
Schedule of Events
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH, ACTIVITIES TAKE PLACE AT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, OHIO UNION, 1739 N. HIGH ST, COLUMBUS, OHIO 43210 & THE HALE BLACK CULTURAL CENTER 153 W. 12TH AVENUE
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH, ACTIVITIES TAKE PLACE AT THE KING ARTS COMPLEX, 867 MT. VERNON AVE, 43203--EXCEPT*. FREE TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE BETWEEN CAMPUS & THE KING ARTS COMPLEX.
|9:00-11:45 am||Opening Session Ohio Union Performance Hall, Morning Keynote Professor Martha Diaz, Session I Panels & Roundtables|
|12:00-5:45 pm||Hale Black Cultural Center, Free Community Lunch, Tribute to Black Music Session II, III, IV Panels & Roundtables, Reception & Poster Presentations|
|6:00-9:00 pm||Evening Activities Great Hall, Ohio Union, Evening Keynote, Dr. Christopher Emdin, Reception, and Open Mic Hosted by Quartez Harris|
|8:45-10:00 am||Sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research (NCTEAR*) “Conversation Circle on Hiphop Literacies” [[OSU, College Commons 2nd Floor, Ramseyer Hall 29 W. Woodruff Ave., 43210] Transportation provided from Campus to King Arts Complex after this session.|
|10:00 am||Opening Session, Program Director of King Arts Complex (KAC), Mr. Jevon Collins|
|11:00-1:00 pm||Session I Panels & Roundtables, Lunch|
|1:00-5:30 pm||Session II & III Panels & Roundtables, Beat Street Screening
Toni Blackman's Rhyme Like A Girl Workshop
|5:30-6:00 pm||MC BATTLE|
|6:00-6:30 pm||Hip-Hop Fashion Show|
|7:00-7:45 pm||Celebrity Keynote , YoYo|
|8:00-10:00 pm||Concert Featuring Grammy Nominated Hiphop Pioneer, YoYo, MC Toni Blackman and Local and Regional Artists|
February 16, 8-10:00pm, King Arts Complex, 867 Mt. Vernon, Columbus 43202,
Transportation Provided between OSU Campus to KAC
Featuring Special Celebrity Grammy Nominated star YoYo!!
MC Toni Blackman
DJ J Rawls
"Master of Ceremonies" "D. Lorand Jackson, Chairman - Ohio Hip Hop Awards & Music Conference"
Performances by Local and Regional Artists
The concert is free but you must register at