I recently learned about the successful pilot program award-winning author and Columbia University professor Christopher Emdin created to teach science to underserved urban youth through hip-hop music.
On Saturday, November 16, at the Venture Cafe in the Cambridge Innovation Center, we invite you to a long-awaited Loft Session, on the topic of Hip-Hop Education. We’ll be hosting an evening of inspired thinkers, activists, and artists, sharing their passion for this newly blazed trail in culture—and featuring an equally inspired live hip-hop performance with our house band, The Stretch Collective.
To kick off our excitement for this event, I’m sharing with you a video of student / rapper Jabari Johnson, who won Emdin’s innovative competition “The Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S.”. In this competition, Emdin had his students face off against each other, in front of a live audience, by articulating scientific concepts—through rapping.
Enjoy Jabari’s dazzling performance that earned him the title. I’m honored to announce that Jabari will also be performing, among others, as part of our November 16th Loft Session!
And click here for more information and to reserve your seat for our November 16th Loft Session on Hip-Hop Education, at the Cambridge Innovation Center. Space is very limited!