Shad - Rwandan-Canadian recording artist and broadcaster
Claudia Appiateng - Social Justice Advocate and Spoken Word Poet
Dr. Angel Jones - Educator, Activist, Poet, Mental health advocate
Dr. Ian P. Levy - Emcee, Educator, Assistant Professor at Manhattan College & University
Timothy Jones - Writer, Educator, Lecturer and Hip-Hop Scholar
This event is Part Two of a Two Part workshop that was hosted by the School of Social Work on March 3rd, 2021. This workshop was facilitated by Ken Williams, Precious Myers, and Freda Bizimana and explored how to implement Hip Hop elements as methods of engagement and education. The facilitators took the audience on a journey with the songs' beat through mental health journaling and lyrical critiques, artistic graffiti political expressions, therapeutic mixed tape selections, groupwork cyphers, and community awareness and education. Ken, Precious, and Freda have co-founded heARTbase.
*Due to YouTube copywrite laws, the songs have been muted.