Join Us for the 2017 Ikeda Lecture…

Re-Mixing Borders: Education & the Global Solidarity of Hip-Hop

with Awad Ibrahim

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

6:00-7:30 pm

DePaul University Student Center 120 A&B

2250 North Sheffield Avenue

Free and open to the public / 2 CPDUs

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Awad Ibrahim is an award-winning author and education theorist specializing in cultural studies, Hip-Hop, youth and Black popular culture, social justice, diasporic and continental African identities, and applied linguistics. His books include The Rhizome of Blackness, Global Linguistic Flows and Critically Researching Youth. He has taught and conducted research in the US, Canada, Morocco, Sudan and Saudi Arabia, and is currently a Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa.

As a scholar of race, language and education, Ibrahim has established himself as an intellectual with a broad reach. In this talk engaging Daisaku Ikeda’s call for a “global solidarity of youth,” Ibrahim considers Hip-Hop’s power to transcend, collapse, and re-mix international borders and the boundaries of race, language, culture, and human education. Hip-Hop is the global voice of youth, what Ikeda would call “a mammoth musical movement.” For Ibrahim, as for Ikeda, confronting the forces that seek to separate us lies in the power of music—and especially Hip-Hop—that speaks directly to the heart. This response, this echo within the heart of youth, is proof that human hearts can transcend the barriers of time and space and difference and nationality.

Directions to Event

CTA – The Student Center is one block south of the Fullerton Stop for the CTA Red, Brown, and Purple Lines.

Driving – There are two parking garages, on Sheffield and Clifton Avenues, between Fullerton and Belden Avenues. The Sheffield Garage is closer (2-min walk); Clifton Garage is a 4-min walk. If validated at the Student Center’s main desk, parking costs $7.50.  Metered—but very limited—street parking is also available.

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Past Events

2016 Ikeda Lecture: Education for Global Citizenship and The Crisis Facing Black America

2015 Inaugural Lecture: Living as Learning: Dewey, Makiguchi and Ikeda in the 21st Century

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