Registration for Educators Extended to April 3rd!

Symposium, 15 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, NJ - Academic Building - West Wing Room AB 6051

9:30-9:45 Registration and Coffee

9:45-10:00  Opening Remarks

Brendan Kibbee and Ousseina Alidou (Conveners); Samah Selim (Interim Chair, AMESALL), James Masschaele (SAS Executive Vice Dean); Rebecca Walkowitz (SAS Humanities Dean): Rick Garfunkel (Vice President of Rutgers Global): Genese Sodikoff (Center for African Studies)

10:00-10:15 Dr. Brendan Kibbee - "Symposium Introduction: Leading with Music in Global Civics Pedagogy"

10:15-11:15 Panel: Global Hip Hop as Civics Education - Moderated by Marius Kahakeu

Panelists: Angelique Germain (filmmaker, France/Canada), Xuman (rapper, Senegal), Laura Concieçao (slam poet, Brazil), Hugo Bujon (Childhood Studies, Francophone Lit. - France/RU Camden)

11:15-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-12:15 Morning Keynote: Dr. Marjoris Regus - "Rhythm, Rhyme, and Rebellion: Exploring Reggaetón" 

12:15-12:30 Lunch Served

12:30-1:15 Book Lunch with Dr. Crystal Endsley Taylor, Quantum Justice: Global Girls Cultivating Disruption Through Spoken Word Poetry Moderated by Paulina Barrios

1:15-1:30 Coffee Break

1:30-2:30 Youth Led Learning Spaces in Global Hip Hop moderated by Thato Magano

Semaj Skillings+Hector Cruz (Hip Hop Youth Research and Activism), Rabani Garg (University of Pennsylvania), Lynne Stillings (Associate Director: Ashinaga USA)

2:30-3:30 Global Hip Hop and Community Engagement

Douglas Ferrand, Ray Sykes, and Teresa Desir (University of Orange: Educating for Equity; Orange, NJ), Jason Almeida ( DJ + Writer; Providence RI), Namibia Donadio (ARTIS Love & Action; Hoboken, NJ)

3:30-3:45 Coffee Break

3:45-4:45 Workshop: Review and Discussion of Pedagogic Materials

4:45-5:30 Afternoon Keynote: Dr. Lauren Leigh Kelly, "Becoming Civic Problem-Solvers: Cultivating Creativity as a Vehicle for Social Change."


Evening Program

6:30-8:00 PM Film: Universal State of Mind by Angelique Germain (Rutgers Academic Building East Wing Room 2400)

8:00 FREE Global Hip Hop Concert in the Rutgers Student Center Multipurpose Room featuring Xuman, RMS, Reskp, and DJ set by Where's Nasty