PARTICIPANTS: Educators, teaching artists, teachers, psychologists, social workers, cultural workers, actors, agents of change working in the field of social intervention, as well as all those professionals who wish to apply Spoken Word and Hip Hop tools in their field of work. No previous experience required.
LANGUAGES: English and/ or Spanish.
DURATION: 4 weeks/ 12 weeks, 1 hour and 30 min or 2 hours.
Participants will study liberation artists and explore varying perspectives on gender and sexism, racism, and issues of social relevance that are interesting to them. Participants will share interpretations and reflections, and translate them into fresh rhymes.
This series is an invitation into a journey of self reflection. We will study the self, and share the parts of us that ache. We seek to speak to the places of vulnerability and the social violences that we are all affected by. It is a release, sometimes a place to cry, other times a place to dance. It is a call to recognize our individuality, our greatness, and the power of the collective. It is a call into leadership. The workshop is not merely designed to develop literal capacity, but to develop our emotional intelligence and create a class driven culture that values holding a safe space where everyone feels valued and welcomed, and no one is excluded. It is a place where we can be who we are and celebrate who we are becoming.