THE CREATIVE MALADJUSTMENT SHOWCASE
Friday, March 21, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
HIP HOP PSYCHOLOGY PRESENTS:
The Creative Maladjustment Showcase
The event will be a 90 minute interactive lecture and performance on Hip Hop Discourse and its impact on Human Development from a Global Perspective. Through Hip Hop, Spoken Word, live Jazz Instrumental and Modern/Jazz Dance we narrative a modern instantiation of Martin Luther King's 1968 call for "Creative Maladjustment" instead of adjustment to the oppressive forces of the time. Never have those words been more applicable that during the post Recession global era we are in currently.
We use Hip Hop and other African-American art forms to convey the need for "Creative Maladjustment" in a modern era, using Hip Hop as narrative to discuss the crises in America, Southern Europe and South Asia/Middle East. We integrate psychological and sociological theory into and through our musical pieces to create a showcase that pushes the boundary of both art and science.
Performances by: DJ Diva, Original Skillz/The Original Rock Steady Crew, Fluidity, and The Hip Hop Psychology Performing Arts Movement (HHPTheMovement).
For more information visit: www.hiphoppsychology.org
For questions or media inquiries contact Lauren at: firstname.lastname@example.org
EVENT IS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
SPACE IS LIMITED, SO PLEASE REGISTER HERE ON EVENTBRITE.
The event is sponsored by: The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora and the Caribbean, The Center for the Humanities, the PhD Program in Psychology at the Graduate Center, and the Center for Place, Culture & Politics.
When & Where
Hip Hop Psychology & IRADAC
The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC) was founded to address the African presence in the Americas through scholarly research and public programs for the betterment of the public as well as the academic community.
The institute's mission is to foster understanding and critical interpretation of the history, development, conditions, status and cultures of the diverse peoples of African descent living in the various societies of the Western Hemisphere. The Institute's primary focus on the black experience in Canada and the United States, Central and South America, and the Caribbean does not preclude any region of the African Diaspora from the scope of its multidisciplinary scholarship and public programs.
As a component of our mission, IRADAC will develop and facilitate the creation of a community of independent scholars at the Graduate Center interested in the study of the African Diaspora. In addition, the Institute will inform and influence the formulation of public and academic policy, particularly with respect to education, through its research initiatives, and public programs. - See more at: http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Page-Elements/Academics-Research-Centers-Initiatives/Centers-and-Institutes/Institute-for-Research-on-the-African-Diaspora-in-the-Americas-the-Caribbean-(IRADAC)#sthash.pKbSCXDJ.dpuf