Dec. 15, 2018 – 4th Annual International Hip Hop Activism Conference


4th Annual International Hip Hop Activism Conference
December 15, 2018
11am – 5:00pm
Warehouse 508
508 1st Street NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 87102

Free and Open to the Public. All Ages.
Sober and Family Friendly Event.

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

With the rise of socio-political and economic conflicts from the rise of hate organizations to mass reforms of the criminal justice system; Hip Hop is reacting in a powerful meaningful manner such as the publishing of hip hop studies books; organizations and movements having art and music centered within protests, rallies, conferences, teach-ins, panels, and workshops; and educators teaching Hip Hop culture as a significant and legitimate culture that can give expert and important perspectives and analysis on current affairs.

Hip Hop activism in the 11th element of the Hip Hop culture. It is promoting activism with hip hop influence, style, culture, perspective, and theory. Hip Hop activism about addressing some of the fundamental socio-political issues that Hip Hop discusses.

This conference is especially interested in presentations in the manner of a (1) panel, (2) workshop or (3) roundtable on the topics such as:

  • Racism
  • Decolonizing
  • Sexism
  • Classism
  • Homophobia
  • Ableism
  • Statism
  • Commodification
  • Appropriation
  • Technology
  • Environmental Justice
  • Food Justice
  • Youth Justice
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • School to Prison Pipeline
  • Prison Industrial Complex
  • Corporatization of Education
  • Systemic forms of Oppression
  • Social Justice and Critical Pedagogy
  • Hip Hop Pedagogy
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Standardization of Education
  • Gang Injunctions
  • Saggin Laws
  • Truancy and Curfew Laws

Please submit presentation proposal with the following information:

1. E-mail subject title – 4th Annual Hip Hop Activism Submission
2. Biography – 80 to 100 words
3. Description of Presentation – 200 words
4. Title of Presentation

Submit all of that as a Word Doc. attachment via e-mail to: noyouthinprison@gmail.com

Deadline for submissions is December 1, 2018, but early acceptance is granted for travel grants and international travel permissions. All presentations are peer-reviewed.

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SCHEDULE

Session 1. 10:00am – 11:00am

Room 1. Panel
Chair:
1. presenter one
2. presenter two

Room 2. Workshop/Roundtable
Chair:
1. co-facilitator one
2. co-facilitator two

11:00 – 12:00pm

Room 1. Panel
Chair:
1. presenter one
2. presenter two

Room 2. Workshop/Roundtable
Chair:
1. co-facilitator one
2. co-facilitator two

Lunch 12:00pm – 1:00pm – Free Vegan Food will be provided

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Room 1. Panel
Chair:
1. Compassion Rules Everything Around Me: Where Hip-Hop and Veganism Intersect
Tony Quintanta

  • ABSTRACT: Since its beginning, the hip-hop culture and movement has maintained a theme of rising up against the systems that keep certain groups of people down, and spreading messages of empowerment to those same groups of people. Groundbreaking hip-hop tracks such as Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power” have encouraged us to challenge the status quo. Many emcees such as Wu-Tang Clan and dead prez have pointed out that part of the process of fighting the power, so to speak, is taking the best care of ourselves that we can. This theme of working to better ourselves naturally overlaps with veganism in terms of how we eat to nourish our bodies, as well as how we vote with our dollars to create A Better Tomorrow for ourselves and for future generations. This presentation takes a deeper look at how a vegan lifestyle aligns with the hip-hop movement.
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  • BIOGRAPHY: Tony Quintana is an educator, emcee, and activist. He has worked in Health Promotion/Disease Prevention for over 8 years, and has conducted health education programs on a wide variety of topics including HIV, diabetes, fitness and nutrition. Tony earned his Master’s degree in Community Health Education and Bachelor’s degree in School Health Education from the University of New Mexico. He also holds several fitness certifications from the American Council on Exercise including Medical Exercise Specialist, Health Coach, and Group Fitness Instructor. As an emcee and show promoter, Tony (also known by his stage name I.Q. the Professor) has been very active in the local hip-hop scene in Albuquerque, NM where he co-founded the Conscious Eating and Hip-Hop event series, and is a co-founder of the Dezert Banditz hip-hop crew.

2. presenter two

Room 2. Workshop/Roundtable
Chair:
1. co-facilitator one
2. co-facilitator two

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Room 1. Panel
Chair:
1. presenter one
2. presenter two

Room 2. Workshop/Roundtable
Chair:
1. co-facilitator one
2. co-facilitator two

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Room 1. Panel
Chair:
1. presenter one
2. presenter two

Room 2. Workshop/Roundtable
Chair:
1. co-facilitator one
2. co-facilitator two

5:00pm – 6:00pm
Cypher and Open Mic

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