JLE Academy is a discussion-based curriculum that examines the history and complexity of Hip-Hop culture, its diversity, and role in social justice efforts around the world.
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The four elements of Hip-Hop (MC, DJ, graffiti, and breaking) along with multimedia (music, television, and film) will be used as tools to critique what we learn and communicate in our society about culture, race, social class, religion, gender, and more.
We will examine the influence of Hip-Hop culture on our critical consciousness for social change and use our individual and collective creativity to explore solutions for a more equitable society.
The first ever hip-hop party was hosted by DJ Kool Herc as a “Back to School Jam”. I created the “JLE Academy” workshops to continue the long-lasting connection between hip-hop and education.
This is a discussion-based curriculum that examines the history and complexity of hip-hop culture, its diversity, and role in social justice efforts around the world.
“Hip-Hop helped me find myself and I seek to teach others about its history and importance, in hopes it can do the same for you.”
– Stephen Tyson Jr.