Engaging Youth Using Hip Hop and Social Media – A Workshop w/ Jasiri X

If you are currently working with young people ages 12 to 22, Project NIA and the Black Youth Project invite you to participate in an upcoming workshop titled “Engaging Youth Using Hip Hop and Social Media.”

The workshop will be facilitated by Jasiri X, hip hop artist and organizer, on Friday December 2nd. Jasiri will share his journey from activist to Hip-Hop artist to the founding of the New Media Academy.

The New Media Academy is “a tool to help Black young men critically analyze media messages, broaden their experience of media, and develop the creative skills needed in creating their own media. All too often the young African American male is either underrepresented or misrepresented in media. The mission is to improve self image, dispel stereotypes, and provide a positive forum of self expression. The program is offered to young Black men, ages 14-19, and will include, the art of blogging, video production, and social media.”

Workshop participants will learn about the successes and challenges of the New Media Academy.

Date: Friday December 2, 2011
Time: 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Ave, Murray Green Library 10th floor
Cost: Participants are asked to contribute $20 to attend the workshop. If you cannot afford the fee, please let us know. No one will be turned away because of an inability to pay.

Space is very, very limited for this workshop and participation will therefore be limited to individuals who are CURRENTLY working with young people ages 11 to 22.
Click here to complete the registration form.
Remember that the completion of this form does not guarantee attendance. Participants who are accepted to the workshop will be notified by November 23rd. We anticipate that many more people will want to register than we have space for. We apologize in advance.

Co-sponsors of this workshop include the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, Chicago Freedom School, the Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation (Roosevelt University) and the Neighborhood Writing Alliance.

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