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Off the Record: Hip-Hop Cultural Workers in Canada

A two-day symposium to be held August 10-11, 2017, at the Notman House in Montreal. The “Off the Record: Hip-Hop Cultural Workers in Canada” symposium is a two-day event which brings cultural workers from across the country to Montreal together, in conversation with academic researchers. The symposium is passively bilingual, with keynote presentations and most papers in English, and some papers and discussion circles in French (with participants providing informal translation when needed). The objective is to extend, share, and disseminate scholarly and practitioner knowledge of hip-hop cultural work in Canada, building a new national network of communication which supports skills and knowledge sharing, translating into positive community impacts across the country. The conference will feature workshops and presentations covering key issues in the hip-hop community; panels of paper presentations; workshops that feature concrete explorations of artistic, pedagogical, and political best practices; and live performances. Throughout, practitioners will share personal narratives of their community learning programs and processes (including art forms used, pedagogies, and curricula), their contributions to community such as educational, economic, and health development, and their hopes for their own practice. Researchers will share relevant scholarship, working to identify connections as well as inclusions and absences in hip-hop cultural work, and exploring in the process how to make the community as inclusive as possible. A significant part of the program will feature work being done by and with Indigenous communities across the country. The ongoing involvement of indigenous community members in the symposium is fostered through the participation of collaborators Jodi Stonehouse, Allan Vicaire and Jarrett Martineau, keynote talks, workshops and panel presentations.

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"Off the Record: les travailleurs de la culture hip-hop au Canada", est un symposium de deux jours qui se déroulera du 10 au 11 août 2017 à la maison Notman à Montréal. L'objectif est d'étendre, de partager et de diffuser les connaissances scientifiques et praticiennes du travail culturel du hip-hop au Canada, en créant un nouveau réseau national de communication qui appuie les compétences et le partage des connaissances, ce qui se traduit par des impacts positifs de la communauté à travers le pays. La conférence comportera des ateliers et des présentations portant sur des questions clés dans la communauté hip-hop; des panels de présentations papier; des ateliers qui présentent des explorations concrètes des meilleures pratiques artistiques, pédagogiques et politiques ainsi que des performances en direct. Les praticiens partageront les récits personnels de leurs programmes et leurs processus d'apprentissage communautaire (y compris les formes d'art utilisées, les pédagogies et les programmes d'études), leurs contributions à la communauté en matière de développement éducatif, économique et sanitaire ainsi que leurs espoirs pour leur propre pratique. Les chercheurs partageront leurs études pertinentes, travaillant en vue d’identifier les connexions ainsi que les inclusions et les absences dans le travail culturel du hip-hop, et d'explorer dans le processus les différentes façons de rendre la communauté aussi inclusive que possible. Une partie importante du programme mettra en vedette le travail effectué par et avec les communautés autochtones à travers le pays. La participation continue des membres de la communauté indigène au symposium est favorisée par la participation des collaborateurs Jodi Stonehouse, Allan Vicaire et Jarrett Martineau, des conférences, des ateliers et des présentations de panel. Le symposium est passivement bilingue, avec des présentations principales en anglais, et des présentations et cercles de discussion en français (avec des participants offrant une traduction informelle au besoin).

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Preliminary Conference Program

Thursday August 9th:

9am: Opening Blessing

9:15am-9:45am: Welcome, opening remarks (co-applicants, organizers of Under Pressure)

9:45-11am: Key Note Address Stephen Buddha Leafloor (BluePrintforLife): Community Heartbeat: Healing through Hip hop and Traditional Culture in remote communities. Discussion circles.

11-11:15am: coffee tea/break

11:15am-1pm:

Group 1: Mary Fogarty: The Hidden Role of Cultural Workers in Subcultures; Vincent Stephen Ong: Taking it to the streets: Second line hip hop for inclusive participation; Nantali Indongo: Hip Hop No Pop

Group 2: Neil Logik Donaldson: Stolen from Africa; Ramon San Vincente: Rhymes to Re-Education; Darcy MacDonald: They Reminisce Over You; Bella McWatch: Addressing mental health through hip hop: Survival and Strength for new generations

1pm-2pm: lunch and open mic/cypher session

2pm-3:30 pm:

Group 1: Dr. Madd: Beat making: From Student to teacher, the continuing cycle; Pierre Michel Jean Louis (Bboy Afternoon): Hip hop education project: Community pilot and beyond; Awad Ibrahim: Critical Hip-Hop Ill-Literacies: Re-mixing Culture, Language and the Politics of Boundaries in Education; Sean Fawcett (Sirvis): Strengths and Challenges of being a multidisciplinary urban artist

Group 2: Corey Bulpitt: Who is Akos : Graffiti to wood carving and everything in between; Jarrett Martineau: Revolutions per Minute; Audrey Hudson: I Got Your Back: Black and Indigenous Relationship Building and the Futurity of Hip-Hop Education; Jodi Stonehouse: Black, Brown and Fierce!

3:30-3:45pm: coffee/tea break

3:45-5:00pm: Workshops: Buddha : Do the Hustle & Rup Sidhu: Beat Making

5:15-6:30: Key Note Mahlika Aweri: Our Story; Our Cipher: Indigenizing The Knowledge Movement. Open to the wider public. Symposium guests are invited to attend and perform at the Under Pressure special edition of Le Cypher weekly live hip hop jam at Bleury Bar.

Friday August 10th:

9:30am: Welcome

9:45-11:00am: Key Note Address Jarrett Martineau (Revolutions Per Minute). Discussion circles.

11:00-11:15am: coffee tea/break

11:15am-1pm: Group 1: Michael MacDonald: Ethnographic film in the development of community music resources; Monk-e: Finding your voice through the community of hip hop: An artist’s journey in education; Rup Sidhu: Each 1 Teach 1; Miss Me: Art Vandal

Group 2: Bill Comer: East Coast hip hop: Hopscotch Festival; Patrick McCormack: Hip Hop in the Nation's Capital; Sterling Downey: Under Pressure: The legacy of the oldest Canadian hip hop festival; Kate Asterlund (BGirl Lynx): Queen’s Creation: Women’s Urban Arts Festival

1pm-2pm: lunch and performance by Susiety (youth from NBS, Maison des Jeunes)

2pm-3:30 pm : Workshop: Corey Bulpitt: Haida Art

3:30-3:45pm: coffee/tea break

3:45-5:00pm: Panel presentation James Lyng: Becoming an Urban Arts School (SSHRC supported initiative -- Low, Proietti, Lynn Worrell (Writing our Rhymes Down)).

Symposium guests will be invited to the opening of the Fresh Paint gallery vernissage Friday evening. They are also welcome to stay and participate in the Under Pressure Festival through the rest of the weekend, including live outdoor musical performances, dance battles, a skateboard activation and parkour terrain, as well as events for children.


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