HNU’s Graduate Education Program Speaker Series Presents:
Marlon Richardson, Director of Education for HipHop for Change
Saturday, September 29
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Bay Vista Room at Holy Names University
3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland
There is a lot of confusion around Hip Hop and the role it plays in the lives of students. Educators unfortunately get caught up in misunderstanding, policing, and at times discouraging students from the power Hip Hop has.
Marlon Richardson and others at HipHop For Change seek to address the injustices of representation through education, community building, and the creation of a platform for students who identify with Hip Hop culture to express their true voices, selves, and culture. They work to create a space that emphasizes and encourages the root values of Hip Hop culture: peace, love, unity, and having fun.
Please join other educators in welcoming Marlon to HNU, and experience an opportunity to learn more about the work he does with youth in advocating hip hop as a means of expression to deal with and narrate the challenges that American youth are facing. This event is free and open to the public.