Rap and Social Justice

The 7th grade had a visit and workshop yesterday from artists/musicians/educators City Love, composed of TPS teacher Brian Jordan and Dwight Dunston. They performed some of their own music, introduced hip hop as a way of communicating and telling stories, and guided groups of students in composing short raps or songs about various social justice issues connected to the values students identified in class earlier in the week.

It was a fun and powerful workshop, and we look forward to seeing how students may incorporate hip hop into their individual spoken word pieces.