Menu

Governors State University Pre-performance Lecture Focuses on Hip Hop as Learning Tool

  • Written by Press Release
  • Category: Schools

University Park, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Hip Hop music, poetry, and dance – and how they can be used as an educational tool – will be discussed during a special pre-performance lecture event at 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, in Governors State University’s Engbretson Hall.

“Braid Tales - the ZigZags and Twists of Urban Classroom Pedagogy” will explore the relationship between youth development work, Hip Hop performance, and educational efforts at Kuumba Lynx, a Chicago-based arts and education organization.

Kuumba Lynx’s touring production, “Braid Tales,” will be presented at 8 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, at Governors State University Center for Performing Arts.

Panel members at the January 24 lecture include moderator Dr. Rashidah Muhammad, Professor of English and Secondary Education; Jacinda Bullie, co-founder of Kuumba Lynx; Jaquanda Villegas, co-executive director of Kuumba Lynx; Keith Redmond, a member of Kuumba Lynx Adult Ensemble; and Dr. Patrick Santoro, Assistant Professor, Division of Communications, Visual, and Performing Arts. The lecture is free and open to the public.

“Braid Tales” is part of GSU Center’s 2012-2013 “One More Night” series, which brings the finest in Chicago-area theatre, dance, and music to local audiences. “One More Night” is made possible by a generous grant from The Chicago Community Trust.

Tickets for “Braid Tales” are $30, $10 for college students, and $5 for high school students. To purchase tickets, or for further information, contact the GSU Center box office at www.centertickets.net or (708) 235-2222. Student discounts are only available by phone or in person and require a valid school ID.

Governors State University is located at 1 University Parkway, University Park, Illinois.

Park Forest Clubs and Organizations

Please Note: eNews Park Forest, Inc. is an independent media company and is not affiliated with the Village of Park Forest in any way.

Historical Society
Park Forest Historical Society

Health Department

Nurses Plus

Freedom Hall

Freedom Hall Nathan Manilow Theater

Tall Grass

Tall Grass Arts Association

Kiwanis

Kiwanis of Park Forest

Nurses Club

Park Forest Nurses Club

Baseball

Park Forest Baseball