As full time teaching artists, Rebel Diaz has traveled extensively throughout the US, Europe, and Latin America, performing and facilitating workshops for youth and adults, using Hip-Hop culture as a means for community building. Rebel Diaz has facilitated workshops with young people of color in the Bronx, with students in the Bay, with immigrant youth in Berlin, with young Guatemalan civil war survivors, and many places in between. Their interactive multimedia presentations focus on the intersections of Hip-Hop culture, Immigration, Neo-liberalism, and Self-Determination.
•HIP-HOP and ACTIVISM
This 60-90 minute multimedia workshop focuses on the historical and current connections between community activism and Hip-Hop culture. By looking at historical examples of community organizing through Hip-Hop, as well as music, videos, and pictures, we explore the notion of community self-determination inherent in Hip-Hop, and how this essence can be reclaimed in the context of today’s corporate rap music industry. Talking Points include:
•HIP-HOP and IMMIGRATION
This 60-90 minute multimedia workshop focuses on the historical and current connections between the struggle for Immigrant Rights and the socio-political concerns of the Hip-Hop Generation. By exploring the historic role of immigrant communities in the creation of Hip-Hop culture, as well as the parallels between the continued criminalization of immigrants and young people of color, this workshop posits that it is the Hip Hop Generation’s responsibility to defend immigrant rights. Talking Points include: