Preemptive Education: Urban Word NYC’s Annual Mentor, Teacher, Educator & Community Activist Training Series

Weekend Training Series for Mentors, Teachers, Educators and Community Activists
SATURDAY & SUNDAY October 3rd 9AM-5PM, October 4th 9AM-2:00PM
This training series will provide educators with cutting edge best practices in social justice, spoken word and hip-hop education. This weekend participants will work with professors, activists, educators, emcees and spoken word artists to engage in the critical literacy work that Urban Word NYC is known for. The workshops are geared towards building foundational frameworks, that are then followed up by specific sessions for: writing mentors, NYU community members, and NYC public school teachers. The range of perspectives provided will bridge both theory and practical application, as well as inform your personal pedagogy to enable you to work and grow as an educator dedicated to liberatory education. Also included will be a lunchtime panel with the Hip-Hop Association, as well as presentations by NYCoRE, EARS, DNA works, and leaders from our sponsoring orgs. For a full conference schedule visit
Suggested donation for weekend training is $100. Includes breakfast & lunch.
Please be sure to pre-register by emailing Program Director, Parker Pracjek at
Training is free for UW mentors, NYU students and staff, and the Hip-Hop Theatre Festival staff.
For additional information, please call 212-352-3495. Scholarships available.
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