Thursday, Feb. 25th - 6:30pm
Join us for an evening of thoughtful discussion on using Hip Hop as a tool to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline hosted by Hamden author and Quinnipiac University Sociology Professor, Dr. Don C. Sawyer III. This panel will feature themes, real stories and research from his book, "Hip-Hop and Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline" as well as input and community conversation with local community experts and academic researchers in the field of Hip Hop including:
Dr. Don C. Sawyer III
Frank E. Brady
Dr. Lauren Kelly
Frederick Douglass-Knowles II
Dr. Tasha Iglesias
The Sonnet Man, Devon Glover
"Hip-Hop and Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline was created for K–12 students in hopes that they find tangible strategies for creating affirming communities where students, parents, advocates and community members collaborate to compose liberating and just frameworks that effectively define the school-to-prison pipeline and identify the nefarious ways it adversely affects their lives."
Ignite the Light, Best Video Film and Cultural Center, Spring Glen Church, Elm City Lit Fest, Theta Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Hamden Dept. of Arts and Culture.
Special thanks to organizational team:
Dr. Don C. Sawyer, Sha McAllister, Emalie Mayo, Hank Hoffman, Pastor Jack Perkins Davidson, Siobhan Carter David, Julie Smith, and Alisha Martindale