It’s that time again, ULITT 2014 is just around the corner! REGISTER BELOW
In the coming weeks, we’ll be releasing information about this year’s conference. In the interim, sign up to join our ULITT mailing list below.
This year’s conference will feature a keynote by renowned activist, writer, and filmmaker dream hampton, as well as powerful workshops by 5e Gallery, Inside Out Literary Arts, Urban Word NYC, and others!
What is ULITT?
The Urban Literacies Institute for Transformative Teaching is being held at Michigan State University once again. Designed to explore critical issues that affect today’s youth, ULITT strives to support teachers, educators, youth organizers, community leaders and activists to not only engage but cultivate best practices for working with our students both within and outside of the classroom.
ULITT 2013 featured keynotes by Dr. Chris Emdin–a pioneer in the Hip Hop science movement–and acclaimed spoken-word poet Jessica Care Moore, as well as tremendous contributions by the likes of MC K-Swift, Jamila Lysicott, Hired Gun, Toni Blackman, Michael Cirelli, Adam Falkner, and Issac Miler.
ULITT 2012: June 18-21, Michigan State University
ULITT 2012 featured transformative sessions from Dr. Dawn-Elissa Fischer, Toni Blackman, Michael Cirelli, Adam Falkner, and Jamila Lyiscott, and workshops and performances from Ishmael “Ish” Islam, Hired Gun, Eagle Nebula, Intikana, MC K~Swift, and Detroit’s own Invincible. MSU’s State News reported on ULITT 2012 here.
Urban Literacies Institute for Transformative Teaching
ULITT, an annual event designed to support teachers, educators, youth organizers, community leaders and activists in cultivating social justice and hip-hop pedagogy, embraces the Freirian student-centered model and aims to explore critical issues affecting today’s youth. Using the power of spoken word poetry and hip-hop as the lens to explore language and privilege, participants will learn best practices from professionals in key fields of urban education, youth development, and community activism.