Best Video co-sponsors virtual panel on “Hip Hop & Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline” Thurs., Feb. 25, 6:30 PM

Join us for an evening of thoughtful discussion on using Hip Hop as a tool to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline, hosted by Hamden author and Quinnipiac University Sociology Professor, Dr. Don C. Sawyer III.

You can register for the Zoom event here.

This panel will feature themes, real stories and research from Dr. Sawyer’s book, “Hip-Hop and Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline” as well as input and community conversation with local community experts and academic researchers in the field of Hip Hop including Frank Brady, Lauren Kelly, Frederick Douglas Knowles, Dr. Tasha Iglesias, and Devon Glover (aka Sonnet Man).

“’Hip-Hop and Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline’ was created for K–12 students in hopes that they find tangible strategies for creating affirming communities where students, parents, advocates and community members collaborate to compose liberating and just frameworks that effectively define the school-to-prison pipeline and identify the nefarious ways it adversely affects their lives.”

Sponsoring Organizations: Ignite the Light, Best Video Film and Cultural Center, Spring Glen Church, Elm City Lit Fest, Theta Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Hamden Dept. of Arts and Culture.