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.
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.
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.
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.
Hip Hop Education Year 4
Entering its fourth year, Hart House Hip Hop Education continues to examine the growth,…
Hip Hop Education Year 3
Now in its third year of activation, Hart House Hip Hop Education continues to examine the…
Hip Hop Education Year 2
Now in its second year of activation Hart House Hip Hop Education continues its journey…
Hip Hop Education Year 1
Hip Hop education matters because it represents a powerful way to feel connect- ed to…
Hip-hop has shaped my relationship with the world and naturally, it has also shaped FYOU. Having worked with young humans in custody for the last several years, we see the influence hip-hop has with capturing moments and feelings that otherwise words wouldn't do justice. We are so proud of this partnership and exhibition.
- Wed, Mar 29, 2023
Producers' Circle 2022–2023
This drop-in, co-curricular initiative seeks to support Hart House's Hip Hop Education program by bringing together beatmakers producers and music creators.
- Thu, Mar 30, 2023
Hip Hop Education Community Connector Chats
Interested in learning more about Hip-Hop and diving deeper into conversation about its history, present, and future? Join our drop-in chats.
Manager, Dialogue & Expression
Program Associate, Dialogue and Expression
Community Connector, Hip Hop Education
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.
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.
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