Illustration by Caerina Abrenica.


Hip Hop has been used as a channel for inner exploration, personal empowerment, self-reflection, and counter storytelling. Like most art forms it provides a way of self- expression and functions as a therapeutic way to process thoughts, ideas, knowledge and emotions. October is Mental Health Awareness Month in Canada and the world has seen a lot of changes in the last few months that has made issues like community trauma, health and wellbeing even harder to ignore.

The Hart House Hip Hop Education program presents Spark your Well-being ; A deep dive on Mental Health and Hip Hop. In this curated conversation we bring together Hip Hop artists and practioners who will engage in an open conversation around the challenges and triumphs of their individual mental health and wellness journeys.

By sharing personal stories, advice and lessons learned, their voices will highlight how each of them have used Hip Hop to be a spark towards actualizing a wellness state of mind.  

How has Hip Hop Sparked your wellness? How has your relationship to Hip Hop healed you? How has mental health been looked at or considered in the hip hop community? How is Hip Hop as an art practice an act of self-care? How is Hip Hop, as an art practice positioned as an act of activism? 

This conversation will explore these questions with a talented and diverse group of Hip Hop artists from the 6ix. We invite students and community to join us online for this deep and intentional conversation around mental health and wellbeing moderated by Mike Prosserman, author, B Boy and community leader.

Get a free book

15 students who register and attend the event will be given a free copy of Building Unity: Leading a Non-Profit From Spark to Succession written by Author Michael ‘Piecez’ Prosserman, best-selling author, B-Boy, Founder of UNITY Charity and University Instructor.

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  • Date: Wed, Oct 7, 2020
  • Time & Duration: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (EST) (2h)
  • Cost:
    • Students


    • General Admission


  • Venue: Online via Zoom
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