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New Haven Hip Hop Conference

Southern Connecticut State University


new haven Hip Hop

Location: SCSU: 501 Crescent St. New Haven, CT, Engleman Hall

Date: Saturday, July 19th, 9am-9pm

Registration:  $15 for students; $25 for the general public. Click here to register.

“Those registering after 12 noon on Friday, July 18th must bring a print-out of their confirmation page to the conference in order to have their registration confirmed”

Conference Schedule: 

8:30am – 9:30am
Meet and Greet/Registration/Breakfast (EN B121)

9:30am – 11:00am
“Elements of Hip-Hop” Interactive Workshop (EN C120)
• Siobhan Carter-David, Hip-Hop History
• DJ Lokash, DJ’ing
• Baub Bidon, MC’ing/Spoken Word
• Hanan Hameen, Break Dancing
• Ryan Christenson, Graffiti Art Project

11:00am – 11:45am
Keynote: Easy AD of the Legendary Cold Crush Brothers (EN C120)

11:45am – 12:30pm
Lunch (EN B121)

12:45pm – 2:15pm
Concurrent Session A
“You Must Learn!” Hip-Hop History and Education (EN A113)
Moderator/Commentator:  Dr. Anita August, Sacred Heart University
• Shari Jardine, Health People, “‘My Emancipation Don’t Fit Your Equation': The Inclusion of Hip-Hop Elements as Culturally Competent Sexuality Education Tools for New York City Youth”
• Omar Akbar, Morgan State University, “The Origin of Hip Hop Culture”
• Martina Powell, University of Connecticut, “‘Cause I’ve Never Been Free: Examining the U.S. State, Liberatory Politics, and Assata Shakur”
• Dr. Justin Patch, Vassar College, “Beyond Text: Using Hip-Hop to Address Contemporary Issues in the Classroom”

Race and Representations of the “Real” (EN A115)
Moderator/Commentator:  Eldra-Dominique Walker, PhD Candidate, Harvard University
• Michael D. Royster, Prairie View A&M University, “The Means of Hip Hop Philanthropy and its Incriminating Cost”
• Julian Wilson, Southern Connecticut State University, “The Outsiders: How Large Media Outlets Portray Hip-Hop”
• Alex Edelstein, New York University, “Presumed Authenticity: Redefining the Role of Lived Experience in Hip Hop”
• Andrew McIntosh, Northampton Community College, “‘See How It Sounds? A Little Un-rational': White Privilege and Authenticity in the Hip Hop Classroom”

2:30pm – 4:00pm
Concurrent Session B
Roundtable: “Ladies First”: TRANScending Phobias, ‘Isms,’ and Misogyny in Hip-Hop (EN A113)
Moderator/Commentator: Dr. Tanisha Ford, University of Massachusetts—Amherst
• Freda Grant, Southern Connecticut State University, “We Out Da Hood Now: Moving Hip-Hop Feminism from the Ghetto to Academia”
• Katrina Goodlett of “The Kitty Bella Show”
• Nala Simone, Hair Design Institute/Fashion Institute of Technology

Beyond the Bronx: Geographies of Identity (EN A115)
Moderator/Commentator: Sarah Bratchell, MA Candidate, Southern Connecticut State University
• Itéa C. Bell, Pennsylvania State University—Abington, “One Mic: The Impact of Hip Hop on the Creation of the Millennial Buppie”
• Victor Del Hierro, Michigan State University, “What the Game Been Missing: An Indigenous Object Oriented Ontological Approach to Language in Rap Music”
• Ryan Arron D’Souza, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, “Arabophobia and Arab-Conscious Hip-Hop”
• Dr. Sharron Greaves, Nyack College, “Nollywood and Hip Hop in the Diaspora: The Local and Global Impact of Two Popular Culture Phenomena”

4:15pm – 4:45pm
Closing Remarks (EN C120)

4:45pm – 5:45pm
Dinner (EN B121)

6:00pm – 9:00pm
Hip-Hop Extravaganza hosted by Baub Bidon, New Haven Spoken Word Artist (EN C120)
New Haven Village Drummers featuring Hanan Hameen, Brian Jarawa Gray, and Kendrick of Djrum Worxs
African Dance Performance featuring the UDA Stars
The Neighborhood Music School Drum Students of Jesse Kilpatrick Hameen II
James Brown Tribute featuring the UDA Stars
Beatbox Performance featuring host Baub Bidon
MC Performance featuring Larry “Lak” Henderson
Hip-Hop Dance Performance featuring Boston’s own “The Wondertwins”

Click here to register.

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