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What is your connection to education?
High School Teacher
What subjects do you teach / specialize in?
Humanities and Hip-Hop
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Media That Matters: Tools for Change

Media That Matters: Tools for Change

The Media That Matters film resources illustrate the use of short films on community transformation projects and as vehicles of self-determination. The presentation we received in class was one of the more powerful sessions we had (for me), as it showed how a) the accessibility of new media technology, b) grant resources for traveling and filming, and c) short films that explicitly expose details on community development, contribute to d) media as… Continue

Posted on June 4, 2009 at 1:55pm

We Are Everywhere Youth Summit Animoto!

Hey Everybody!

The youth summit was a great success, and


my moving image contribution is an animoto video put together to commemorate the work accomplished there. is a great resource for creating slideshows with some style and finesse...check it out!

Lavie Raven

Posted on May 26, 2009 at 1:12pm

Lavie Raven's Final Project: UHipHop Global Unit Plan and Associated Music

Peace all,

I am submitting this description for activating the UHipHop Global research project in my class last year, and student work from the unit this year. I have done this project with students for the last five years, and it blossomed from general overviews of hip-hop to studies of social movements to studying hip-hop and other community arts work as community development. The project involves students studying community arts, hip-hop, and how the two connect worldwide in… Continue

Posted on May 11, 2009 at 11:22am — 4 Comments

We Are Everywhere Youth Summit

My students are organizing a youth summit that will combine hip-hop, social activism and social movements, and any unconventional arts integration. The summit is titled "We Are Everywhere", motivated by the book with the same title about anti-globalism movements around the world. The event will be held at our school, the Multicultural Arts School in Chicago, on May 21 and we are hoping to attract 300-500 youth from the Chicago area. One of the projects that my Popular Kultures classes is… Continue

Posted on April 5, 2009 at 11:18am

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