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New Haven Hip Hop Conference

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 New Haven Hip-Hop Conference
Finding Common Ground:  Exploring Interconnections in Social Justice, Media,
                                                        Education, and Cultural Politics
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515
Engleman Hall
9am – 9pm

An interdisciplinary, multigenerational conference sponsored by the SCSU Department of History, School of Arts and Sciences, Women's Studies Program, Office of the Provost, and Uptown Dance Academy Artsucation™ Network.

The New Haven Hip-Hop Conference presents the multifaceted elements of hip-hop culture and its supporters in order to educate students, parents, teachers, performance and visual artists, scholars, and civic leaders on the genre's myriad social abilities while connecting attendees as resources for each other's work in the community.

Taking place on the campus of Southern Connecticut State University—"an intentionally diverse and comprehensive university"—the NHHHC strives to model academic excellence through its array of scholarly panels; provide access to the community by making the conference affordable and welcoming to a range of hip-hop "practitioners" and those interest in the subject; and engage with social justice and service for the public good by centering the discourse around the positive uses of hip-hop in addressing societal ills. This year's theme is Finding Common Ground: Exploring Interconnections in Social Justice, Media, Education, and Cultural Politics.

Keynote Address: Easy AD of the Legendary "The Cold Crush Brothers"
Hosted by: Baub Bidon, New Haven Spoken Word Artist
Performances by:
New Haven Village Drummers
Uptown Dance Academy Stars
The Neighborhood Music School Drum Students of Jesse Kilpatrick Hameen II
James Brown Tribute featuring the UDA Stars
Larry "Lak" Henderson
"The Wondertwins" 

NHHHC Program

Registration (Rotunda) 

8:30am - 9:30am
Breakfast/Meet and Greet (EN B121) 

9:30am - 11:00am
"Elements of Hip-Hop" Interactive Workshop (EN C112)
• Siobhan Carter-David, Hip-Hop History
• DJ Lokash, DJ'ing
• Hanan Hameen, Break Dancing
• Ryan Christenson, Graffiti Art Project 

9:30am - 11:00am
Film Screening (EN A120)
Rize (2005) 

11:00am - 11:45am
Keynote: Easy AD of the Legendary Cold Crush Brothers (EN C112) 

11:45am - 12:30pm
Lunch (EN B121) 

12:45pm - 2:15pm
Concurrent Session A
"You Must Learn!" Hip-Hop History and Education (EN A117)
Moderator/Commentator: Dr. Anita August, Sacred Heart University
• Shari Jardine, Health People, "'My Emancipation Don't Fit Your Equation': The Inclusion of Hip-Hop Elements as Culturally Competent Sexuality Education Tools for New York City Youth"
• Omar Akbar Young, Morgan State University, "The Origin of Hip Hop Culture"
• Martina Powell, University of Connecticut, "'Cause I've Never Been Free: Examining the U.S. State, Liberatory Lyrics, and Assata Shakur"
• Justin Patch, Vassar College, "Beyond Text: Using Hip-Hop to Address Contemporary Issues in the Classroom" 

Race and Representations of the "Real" (EN A115)
Moderator/Commentator: Eldra D. Walker, Harvard University
• Michael D. Royster, Prairie View A&M University, "The Means of Hip Hop Philanthropy and its Incriminating Cost"
• Julian Wilson, Southern Connecticut State University, "The Outsiders: How Large Media Outlets Portray Hip-Hop"
• Alex Edelstein, New York University, "Presumed Authenticity: Redefining the Role of Lived Experience in Hip Hop"
• Andrew McIntosh, Northampton Community College, "'See How It Sounds? A Little Un-rational': White Privilege and Authenticity in the Hip Hop Classroom" 

12:45pm - 4:00pm
Children's Workshop (EN B125) 

12:45pm - 4:45pm
Film Screenings (EN A120)
Wild Style (1983)
Beat Street (1984)
Krush Groove (1985) 

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Concurrent Session B
Roundtable: "Ladies First": TRANScending Phobias, 'Isms,' and Misogyny in Hip-Hop (EN A117)
Moderator/Commentator: Dr. Tanisha Ford, University of Massachusetts—Amherst
• Freda Grant, Southern Connecticut State University, "We Out Da Hood Now: Moving Hip-Hop Feminism from the Ghetto to Academia"
• Katrina Goodlett, "The Kitty Bella Show" and Trans Women of Color Collective of Greater New York (TWOCC)
• Nala Toussaint, Trans Women of Color Collective of Greater New York (TWOCC) 

Beyond the Bronx: Geographies of Identity (EN A115)
Moderator/Commentator: Sarah Bratchell, Southern Connecticut State University
• Itéa C. Bell, Pennsylvania State University—Abington, "One Mic: The Impact of Hip Hop on the Creation of the Millennial Buppie"
• Victor Del Hierro, Michigan State University, "What the Game Been Missing: An Indigenous Object Oriented Ontological Approach to Language in Rap Music"
• Ryan D'Souza, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, "Arabophobia and Arab-Conscious Hip-Hop"
• Dr. Sharron Greaves, Nyack College, "Nollywood and Hip Hop in the Diaspora: The Local and Global Impact of Two Popular Culture Phenomena" 

4:15pm - 4:45pm
Closing Remarks (EN C112) 

4:45pm - 5:45pm
Dinner (EN B121) 

6:00pm - 9:00pm
Hip-Hop Extravaganza hosted by Baub Bidon, New Haven Spoken Word Artist (EN C112)
New Haven Village Drummers featuring Hanan Hameen, Brian Jarawa Gray, and Kendrick of Djrum Worxs
African Dance Performance featuring the UDA Stars
The Neighborhood Music School Drum Students of Jesse Kilpatrick Hameen II
James Brown Tribute featuring the UDA Stars
Beatbox Performance featuring host Baub Bidon
MC Performance featuring Larry "Lak" Henderson
Hip-Hop Dance Performance featuring Boston's own "The Wondertwins" 








Clarion Hotel and Suites in Hamden has rooms reserved for attendees of the New Haven Hip-Hop Conference for Friday, July 18, 2014 and Saturday, July 19, 2014:
2260 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
(203) 288-3831
Rates: $109 + 15% tax per night
Rooms saved under "SCSU New Haven Hip-Hop Conference"
Reserve by: July 17th
*Shuttle service to and from the Clarion Hotel and Suites in Hamden and Southern's campus will be available the day of the conference.

Airports nearby SCSU
Tweed Airport (HVN, New Haven, CT, Regional)- 7 Miles from SCSU- 15 Minutes Travel Time (car)
• Bradley Airport (BDL, Hartford, CT)- 51 Miles from SCSU- 55 Minutes Travel Time (car)
• John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK, Jamaica, New York, NY)- 81 Miles from SCSU- 1 Hour 33 Minutes Travel Time (car)
• Waterbury/Oxford Airport (OXC, Oxford, CT, Regional)- 18 Miles from SCSU- 34 Minutes Travel Time (car)
• Danbury Airport (XR, Danbury, CT, Regional)-38 Miles from SCSU- 54 Minutes Travel Time (car) 

Public Transportation
• Connecticut Limo: Shuttle service within Connecticut that travels from the airport to specific locations.
• Go Airport Shuttle: Shuttle service within Connecticut that travels Airport to desired location upon request.
• Public transportation can be used when traveling from New York airports, LGA, JFK and EWK. Take the 'Metro North' train from either Grand Central Station or 125th Street Harlem Station to New Haven. This option takes about 100-115 minutes from NY to New Haven. From New Haven to desired location, taxi service is available, Metro Taxi 203-777-7777. 

All lots are open on Saturday, July 19th