Music & Performance

Hip-hop Logic: The Role of Hip-hop in 21st Century Education & Poetics

Sunday Jul 12, 2015 3:30 PM This is a past program

In this afternoon event celebrating the impact of hip-hop on education and contemporary American poetry, mini-lectures are interspersed with readings and hip-hop performances showcasing the top educators, scholars, and artists in the fields of hip-hop, poetry, and pedagogy.

Contributers: Host Michael Cirelli, co-founder of Street Smart Press; LA Poet Laureate Luis Rodriguez; educator Dr. Lee Gabay; hip-hop scholar Dr. Anthony Ratcliff; motivational speaker Chris “Kazi” Rolle; emcee and poet Eagle Nebula; hip-hop comedians Joshua Silverstein and Joe Hernandez-Kolski; poets Aziza Barnes and Tonya Ingram; Project Blowed co-founder Ben Caldwell; 2015-2016 LA Youth Poet Laureate Julia Horwitz; and CA Teachers of the year Alan Sitomer and Alex Kajitani, CEO and COO Street Smart Press.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA. 

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members. 

The Hammer’s digital presentation of its public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.