2nd Annual Hip-Hop History Month Celebration: Masters of the Elements Hip-Hop Educational Summit & Community Outreach FUN-Raiser Intiative

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http://www.gofundme.com/e973e4

“Hip Hop can be a very powerful weapon to help expand young people’s political and social consciousness. But just as with any weapon, if you don’t know how to use it, if you don’t know where to point it, or what you’re using it for, you can end up shooting yourself in the foot or killing your sisters or brothers.”
– Assata Shakur

Peace Family, 

My name is Benu Ma’at and I am a Universal Zulu Nation Department of Community Affairs Program/Project Coordinator as well as a UZN CHOSEN Chapter 33 Community Affairs Coordinator. I am also a sociology major attending Lehman College located in the Bronx.

On Wednesday, November 26, 2014, my Self, along with the Universal Zulu Nation will host the 2nd Annual Hip-Hop History Month Celebration: Masters of the Elements Hip-Hop Educational Summit & Indigenous Remembrance Community Outreach Initiative FUN-Raiser @ Lehman College. This year, we celebrate 40 years of Hip-Hop Culture and the 41st Anniversary of its first Hip-Hop Awareness Organization – the Universal Zulu Nation.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Statement of Purpose:

Hip Hop Culture is a reverberation of centuries-long resistance to oppression by Black and Brown people in the Americas. Born in the Bronx from meager beginnings; emerging from the ghetto streets plagued by poverty and violence, Hip Hop is now a medium that empowers people across the globe. However, the Rap Music Industry and, to some degree, the world of Hip-Hop Education are no longer held accountable to the people. The 2nd Annual Hip-Hop History Month Celebration: Masters of the Elements Hip-Hop Educational Summit seeks to reconnect the most influential parts of Hip Hop with the streets it was born from, by putting Theory to Practice with the addition of the Indigenous Remembrance Day Community Outreach Initiative FUN-Raiser.

Breakfast Meet & Greet, Opening Remarks, Program Break Down 

Zulu Malika Benu Ma’at
Universal Zulu Nation Department of Community Affairs Program/Project Coordinator
UZN Chosen Chapter 33 Community Affairs Coordinator
Founding President/Program Coordinator ClassAction Student Group
Faculty Dining Room
10am – 11am

Keynote Address
Faculty Dining Room
11:00am – 11:30am
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Hip-Hop: Past, Present, and Future Panel Discussion:
Faculty Dining Room
11:30am – 1pm
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Lifetime Achievement Awards
Presented to:
DJ Kool Herc & Afrika Bambaataa

Outstanding Community Education & Service Awards Presented to:
Universal Zulu Nation Teaching Artists

Outstanding Student Engagement Awards
Presented to:
Lehman College Alumni Association
Office of Campus Engagement & New Student Programs

Outstanding Community Service Award
Presented to:
Morton Williams Supermarkets
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Ciphers of the Master Teachers Luncheon
Faculty Dining Rooms
1pm – 2pm

Masters of the Elements
Hip-Hop Educational Workshop Series
Faculty and East Dining Rooms
2pm – 3pm

Elements of Culture Art Showcase & Open Mic:
The Break Down Chill Session Networking Party
Host: Tre Dee
Collective Flow/UZN CHOSEN Chapter 33 Department of Community Affairs Coordinator
East Dining Room
4pm – 7pm

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