Getting Real IV: Hip Hop Pedagogy, Arts and Culture in the K-12 Classroom, in Higher Education, the Music Industry and Beyond 

February 17-May 12, 2014

Beginning on Monday, February 17th and continuing throughout the spring 2014 semester, the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives teams up with internationally-renowned Education scholar Dr. Ladson-Billings to welcome some of the seminal scholars, artist practitioners and leaders in the growing field of hip hop studies in the United States today. 

The parade of special guests will include high-profile representatives of the hip hop music industry as well as pedagogical innovators who focus their work on demonstrating how culturally relevant pedagogy can help to bridge the achievement gap in our nation’s public schools through the creation of new strategies and curricula to reach students who have been historically under-served by traditional schooling.


This lecture series is presented by The Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI) in conjunction with the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement, the Office of the Vice Provost for Continuing Studies and the School of Education’s Office of Outreach and Partnerships, WISCAPE and the Latin American, Caribbean & Iberian Studies Program (LACIS).