• Hip Hop Education

    Hip hop education and artistic expression. It's not just about music. It's beats, rhymes, life and learning.

    • 2000+participants
    • 77events
    • 18community partners

About

Hip Hop seeks to deconstruct and challenge long-standing misunderstandings surrounding Black, Indigenous and other Racialized people, to investigate systems of oppression and to give power and pride to those engaged in its community.

Focus

  • Collaboration

    Working with our campus partners and community hip-hop practitioners, our programs support values of representation, collaboration and social justice as we explore the key principles of hip hop and its importance in our everyday culture on all three campuses.

  • Variety

    Through a combination of drop-in programs, workshops, informal discussion groups, performances and other multidisciplinary initiatives, hip hop continues to rewrite its own narrative and defy singular definition. 

  • Unique expression

    This is more than just rap. It’s a unique expression of culture steeped in self-knowledge, community building and personal empowerment, social activism and identity politics experienced through a matrix of music, dance, visual art, language, fashion.

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  • Target Audience: All U of T Students
  • Program Cycle: Ongoing
  • Program Contact:
    • Zoe Dille

      Manager, Dialogue & Expression

      .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 416-978-5362
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    • Marco Adamovic (On leave)

      Program Coordinator

      .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 416-946-8391
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Seasons

Testimonials

Moderating this discussion gave me more confidence….it really showed a raw uncut perspective on the underlying effects of incarceration that I don’t typically get exposed to in my Criminology courses.  I learned about the unique relationship between the criminal justice system and Hip Hop in both US and Canadian contexts.

Randy Ali, work study student, recent grad

Upcoming Events

Our Team

  • picture of Zoe Dille

    Zoe Dille

    Manager, Dialogue & Expression

  • picture of Marco Adamovic

    Marco Adamovic (On leave)

    Program Coordinator

  • picture of Nadia Thompson

    Nadia Thompson (On leave)

    Program Associate, Dialogue and Expression

  • picture of Francesca D’Amico-Cuthbert

    Francesca D'Amico-Cuthbert

    Program Associate

Videos

Humanz of Hip Hop

A specially curated Human Library that brings to light the relationship between Hip Hop and the world in which we live.

Hip Hop & Wellness From Home Series / Haviah Mighty

Haviah Mighty talks all things wellness in this IGTV video.

Hip Hop & Wellness From Home Series / Marcus Singleton

Markus Singleton talks about rediscovering his love of being at home and finding creative ways to connect with others.

Blog

The Ever-Evolving Alphabet

Artist Nyle Johnston created an original mural for Hart House Hip Hop Education.

U of T hip-hop conference highlights virtual storytelling, activism

Hip-hop culture has much to add to the racial justice conversation taking place in the streets and on basketball courts.

Hip Hop Education Impact Report

A comprehensive overview of the Hart House Hip Hop Education series.

RadioRue

Let's talk about God, life, Pan-Africanism, books, culture and everything in between.

Partners

Sport & Recreation’s Diversity & Equity
First Nations House
New College
Student Life Multi-faith
Equity Diversity Office at UTM
Scarborough Campus Student Union
UTSC Library
Indigenous Centre University of Toronto Mississauga
Centre for Student Engagement
UTM Eagles
UTM International Education Centre
UTM Centre for Student Engagement
Student Housing & Residence Life at UTM
Northside Hip Hop
Student Life
The Department of Arts, Culture and Media (ACM, UTSC)