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Archivist, Curator and Founder Martha Diaz sits down to reflect on her role as founder of the Hip-Hop Education Centre, as a Visionary Hip-Hop Educator and Founder of the H20 International Hip-Hop Film Festival.

November 14-16, 2019

Hosted by Northside Hip-Hop, The Hip-Hop Education Centre, the Centre for Media, Culture and Education, OISE, University of Toronto Scarborough, Hart House.

Friday, November 15, 2019                                                    

Hart House, 7 Hart House Cir., Toronto, ON

Day two embodies the communal and collaborative spirit of what it means to build. As a gathering of scholars, students and artists we envision and invoke the kind of hip hop community and culture that interrogates pedagogy, education, global relations and builds sustainable communities.

This session will discuss emerging hip hop research inside and outside the academy, and the accompanying ethical, political and social implications. What does hip hop look like in an institution? What are our teaching goals, and how does hip hop inform our pedagogical approaches? How might teaching hip hop in the community influence the inner workings of the University system

Saturday, November 16, 2019

11:00AM Brunch

OISE, Nexus Lounge, 12th Floor, 252 Bloor Street West, (St. George Subway station) Toronto, ON

What does it take to build #hiphoped outside of the formal school system? How can teachers and community culture workers better align? Linking community members, scholars, educators and artists, we explore these important questions through lectures, panel discussions and activities.

Featuring an opening keynote address from Ramon San Vincente, Chelsea Takalo and Brandon Zoras from the team at Rhymes to Re-Education and the STEAMposium

VR experience of Northside Hip Hop’s For the Record—An Idea of the North by Mixit Media

Closing keynote address: The Godfather of Canadian Hip-Hop, Maestro speaks “On Being Built to Last”.


 Sexual, Racial & (Trans)Gender-based Violence Prevention in Higher Education: Possibilities and Limitations

Conference organized and hosted by the Centre for Media and Culture in Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

November 1-3, 2019

City of Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Sexual, Racial + (Trans)Gender-Based Violence Prevention in Higher Education Conference Program

December 6, 2018: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

 The CMCE wishes to thank Sein Kipusi and Maral Karimi (co-coordinators of the centre) for their invaluable support in organizing the event. We also extend our gratitude to the panelists and guests who participated in the event. The panel included: Arezoo Najibzadeh, VP Internal, Continuing Education Students’ Association of Ryerson Nadine Sookermany, Springtide Resources, Toronto Brieanne Berry Crossfield, University of Toronto Graduate Students Union Connie Guberman, Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto Scarborough Jacqueline Benn-John, Department Social Justice Education, OISE/University of Toronto Megan Scribe, Department Social Justice Education, OISE/ University of Toronto Tanya (Toni) De Mello, Director, Human Rights Services, Ryerson University Moderator: Miglena Todorova, Faculty member, Department Social Justice Education and Director of CMCE at OISE.