In this episode, we explore utilizing Hip-Hop music as a tool for creating safe spaces for young people, with the Manager of Education & Diversity Outreach for the Woody Guthrie Center & Bob Dylan Center, Dr. Stevie Johnson.
Looking particularly at the transition from K-12 to Higher Education, we talk about what is needed to get young folks ready for college and through college, the need for bridge programs, and more.
This episode also features a special discussion about utilizing Hip-Hop to teach Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man that is geared toward English Educators.
Stevie “Dr. View” Johnson is a DJ, producer, educator and community organizer from Longview, TX. He currently serves as Manager of Education & Diversity Outreach for the Woody Guthrie Center & Bob Dylan Center. With close to ten years of college student development experience, Dr. View received his PhD in Higher Education Administration from the University of Oklahoma, in May of 2019. His written Hip-Hop & album dissertation, entitled Curriculum of the Mind: A BlackCrit, Narrative Inquiry Hip-Hop Album on Anti-Blackness & Freedom for Black Male Collegians at historically white institutions, received the 2019 Bobby Wright Dissertation of the Year Award for the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Dr. View is also the CEO of The Space Program (TSP), an independent record label hub and hip hop collective, as well as CEO of (IN)VISIBLE records. Dr. View is also the Executive Director of Fire in Little Africa, which is a multimedia Hip-Hop project commemorating Tulsa’s Historic Greenwood District known as Black Wall Street. Dr. View is married to his wife Ariel, and is a father to his three year old son, Amir Sky. His newest drop, (In) Visible Man is available at all streaming outlets: https://smarturl.it/drview1
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