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Check out Footage from “In Conversation With…”


After procrastinating for way too long I finally uploaded the footage from my session of In Conversation with…and now I am finally (after procrastinating again) sharing it with folks beyond the very few who are subscribed to my YouTube channel. It is a pretty long talk and so I broke it down into chapters with a short synopsis describing what I am talking about in each chapter. I have also put them into a playlist so you can watch from beginning to end if you so choose.

Just a re-cap on the event itself:

On Monday, September 15th, 2014 Manifesto in partnership with Cultural Hotspot: Next presented a session of “In Conversation with…” Featuring Amanda Parris and hosted by Tina Khan at R.I.S.E Poetry

Part 1 – In this section I discuss the start of my educational experience

Part 2 – In this segment, I discuss the creation of R.O.O.T.S. and Lost Lyrics

Part 3 – In this section I discuss my academic research and experiences as a Visiting Scholar at NYU.

Part 4 – In this section I discuss The Ride or Die Project.

Part 5 – In this section I discuss artivism, mentorship and Rhymes to Re-Education

Part 6 – In this section I discuss pop culture.

Part 7 – In this section, I respond to Q&A

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Speaking at Next: Cultural Hotspot “In Conversation with…”

Manifesto presents…
NEXT: Cultural Hotspot “In Conversation with…” Session #5
A special edition in partnership with R.I.S.E. Mondays
Amanda Parris & Tina Khan | discussing alternative education

RSVP (FREE) >>> https://nextinconvo5.eventbrite.ca/

From May to October 2014, the Cultural Hotspot Project shines a spotlight on Hotspot East – South Scarborough, bordered by Lawrence Avenue East south to the lake, Victoria Park Avenue east to Highland Creek Village.

NEXT is a youth-led initiative that will see local youth from inner suburban neighbourhoods organize and lead an entertainment showcase, workshops and lectures 

highlighting the next generation of emerging young artists. This project is in partnership with Manifesto Community Projects and UNITY Charity.

Manifesto will presents their ongoing “In Conversation with…” series as their programming contribution to the NEXT initiative. These entertaining and informative sessions present unique one-on-one conversations with respected artists and community members. The conversations offer a rare opportunity to go beyond the quotes and performances to facilitate intimate and interactive dialogues with artists, activists, and public figures that offer a perspective that embodies the spirit and values of Manifesto.

In Conversation with…
Amanda Parris (Lost Lyrics / T-Dot Renaissance)
hosted by
Tina Khan (Each1Teach1 @ Central Tech)

Monday, September 15
R.I.S.E. Mondays
1081 Progress Ave. (Scarborough)
6:30-9:00pm (open mic sign-up at 6:30pm)
Cost: FREE w/ RSVP ($3 donation to R.I.S.E. is appreciated at the door)
RSVP >>> http://nextinconvo5.eventbrite.ca/
All-ages + family welcome!



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