[iDiversity] Hip-Hop Leadership Conf, Feb. 27, 9-4:30, SVI
Cynthia del Rosario
cyn at uw.edu
Tue Feb 16 12:49:16 PST 2010
Please forward! Many thanks!
The Bush School invites you to join us for the
NW Hip-Hop Leadership Conference2
with keynote speaker
What Is Hip-Hop Doing to/for Our Communities and Youth?
Saturday, February 27
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m
FREE and open to the public
Seattle Vocational Institute
2120 S. Jackson Street
This conference is an annual opportunity to explore issues related to hip-hop such as youth leadership, global influence, community, privilege, diversity, social justice, race and racism, sexual orientation, and gender relations in a multicultural 21st-century America.
For more information, please contact:
Eddie Moore, Jr., PhD
Director of Diversity/The Bush School
*Leila Steinberg is an artist and community organizer who began working with youth twenty years ago in the San Francisco Bay area. As the daughter of a criminal defense attorney, she grew up surrounded by the workings of the justice system and took a front row seat at the personal tragedies and socio-economic pressures that turn so many at-risk youths into hardened felons. Steinberg is committed to helping people who fall through the cracks of society. As hip-hop music became the expression of today's youth, Steinberg began training artists to develop voices powerful enough to reach a generation. While conducting poetry workshops in Northern California, she met Tupac Shakur and he became a regular participant in her class. They shared a vision of developing a space where each artist in attendance is encouraged, inspired and motivated to address social change in their work. Tupac referred to Leila as the "bow" and himself as the "arrow."Steinberg started the Microphone Sessions, a weekly workshop where young musicians and hip-hop artists write and perform new material, get feedback and launch discussions about pressing issues in their lives and in their communities. Steinberg's collaboration with Tupac deeply influenced the way she developed her workshops. Tupac Shakur is now an icon. His legacy as the most beloved and influential rapper of all time lives on in the hearts and minds of millions of young people. The poems published posthumously in The Rose That Grew From Concrete, were written by Tupac while he attended Steinberg's workshop. He entrusted her with original copies of his work to safe-keep. Along with Tupac's mother, Afeni, Leila was instrumental in getting them published. Steinberg was Co-Executive Producer of the spoken-word album of the same name, released on Interscope Records, with performances by Quincy Jones, Run D.M.C. and Danny Glover. She also produced and appears in the Tupac documentary, "Thug Angel," with Executive Producer Quincy Jones III.
Cynthia del Rosario
Director of Graduate Minority Recruitment & Retention
University of Washington
College of Education & The Information School
Box 353600 MLR 206C / MGH 416C Seattle WA 98195
206-543-9779 1-888-241-9610 (toll-free)
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