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"Renovated Audubon Ballroom Honors Legacy of Malcolm X"
The Crisis
July-August 2005
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"Activism in the Academy"
New York Amsterdam News
June 15 2005
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"Reaching Kids at Rikers"
New York Amsterdam News
May 4 2005
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Africana Studies Against Criminal Injustice: A Research Conference
April 11th-12th, 2003
This conference will address the crisis of mass criminalization and incarceration confronting African-American and other Black Diaspora communities, to develop new insight and strategies in the struggle against crime, destructive criminal justice policies, and racialized forms of injustice.

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Hiphop, Arts Education, and Youth-Based Leadership in New York City: The Use of Film and Video in Educational and Empowerment Initiatives
Summer 2002

In partnership with the Hiphop Summit Action Network and Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, the Africana Criminal Justice Project organized a series of events during Summer 2002 to promote and enhance youth-based leadership in the pursuit of social justice. Art education has been recognized as a powerful method of reaching out to educate and empower young people, and there is increasing interest in engaging Hiphop in this capacity. To inform these efforts, and our own work in particular, we felt it would be worthwhile to assess the use of art education as a teaching and organizing tool. To this end, the series showcased youth-produced multi-media and film projects related to Hiphop, Arts Education, and Youth-Based Leadership. Each meeting involved a screening of a specific project, followed by a discussion of the project details, the social justice issues it raised, and implications for future educational and empowerment initiatives. Several arts organizations and youth-oriented programs participated in the series, including: Art Start, Red Clay Arts, Educational Video Center (EVC), Downtown Community Television (DCTV), Def Poetry, Friends of Island Academy, Blossom Girls, and the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Educational Services (CASES). For more information, please see the detailed series description.

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