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In the mid-to-late 1980s, amid a movement within Hip Hop culture to focus less on materialism (which was spearheaded by figures such as Paradise Gray of X-Clan), practitioners and fans alike moved away from the gold rope chains (popularized in the 1980s) toward modest leather medallions which celebrated Afrocentric consciousness, connections to the diaspora, and Hip Hop culture’s fifth pillar – knowledge of self. Hip Hop has had a long and rich history of jewelry and DIY jewelry making.

In the tradition of medallions, we will be hosting a medallion making session with Dr. Francesca D’Amico-Cuthbert – a scholar of Hip Hop culture and a multi-disciplinary artist who specializes in medallion making using polymer clay at Artefacts By Francesca.

This year as we celebrate Hip Hop’s 50th anniversary, we do so with a special women themed medallion making workshop that recalls the historical meaning of medallions to Hip Hop with special attention paid to the women who helped build the culture.

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  • Date: Thu, Mar 7, 2024
  • Time & Duration: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (EST) (2h)
  • Cost:
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      FREE

  • Venue:
    Hart House
    7 Hart House Cir,
    Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
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  • Room: Reading Room (1002)
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