The Hiphop Literacies Conference was founded in 2011 by WGSS affiliated faculty, Dr. Elaine Richardson. Participants of the Hiphop Literacies Conference join a community of those concerned with African American/Black, Brown and urban literacies, who are interested in challenging the sociopolitical arrangement of the relations between institutions, languages, identities, and power through engagement with local narratives of inequality and lived experience in order to critique a global system of oppression. The conference brings together diverse scholars and artists from local, national, and international places. HHLC continues to highlight research, teaching and advocacy with the goal of making a difference. HHLC creates a public-facing space for local educators, parents and students to participate and dialogue around issues that affect Hiphop generation youth.
Learn more about this year's conference at the HipHop Literacies Conference website.