The San Francisco based nonprofit organization Hip-Hop Chess Federation is hosting a two-day event focused on hip-hop and education.
The nonprofit’s “University In Diversity: Hip-Hop Ed, Art and Technology” will feature community dialog with teachers, rappers, artists and other innovators to inspire local youth, who are seeking to gain an edge in those particular fields.
Topics during the week include “The Hamiltonization of Hip-Hop: Is Commerce Killing The Culture?,” “Science and Hip-Hop: Innovating Beyond The Code,” in addition to several youth led panels.
Over the years, a variety of rappers have participated in events hosted by the Hip-Hop Chess Federation, including Wu-Tang rapper RZA and GZA, who are well-known chess fanatics.
“In chess all pieces have their own movements,”HHCF founder Adisa Banjoko told AllHipHop.com. “Alone they can do very little. However, united they can achieve amazing things. The same is true in education. We are giving parents and educators a media access to one another so both can find the best tools to get their kids college ready. This is just the beginning.”
Other panelists include Zion I, NBC11 technology anchorman Scott Budman, and hip hop producer Dug Infinite.
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