Edmond Adjapong, PhD
Dr. Edmund Adjapong, a native of The Bronx, NY, is an assistant professor in the Educational Studies Department at Seton Hall University. Dr. Adjapong, a former middle school science educator, is also a Faculty Fellow at the Institute of Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and the editor of #HipHopEd: The Compilation on Hip-Hop Education Series. He is the director of the Science Genius Program, a program that engages youth in the sciences through Hip-Hop. Dr. Adjapong is a STEM and Urban Education advocate whose work and research address issues of race, class, inequities in education, and misperceptions of urban youth. His current focus is on how to incorporate youth culture into educational spaces, specifically on utilizing hip-hop culture and sensibilities as an approach to teaching and learning.
Celebrating and Responding to Black and Brown Joy
In-Person Session
In this workshop, participants will explore and examine Black and Brown Joy. In a world, where Black and Brown people have been victims of systemic oppression, symbolic violence, and inequitable schooling systems, Black and Brown joy has been essential to our persistence. Participants will explore what Black and Brown joy means for them and identify ways to curate and create space for Black and Brown joy within schools and classroom settings.

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