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Jen Johnson
Jen Johnson has coached debate for more than 15 years. She is a doctoral student of English Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she holds a graduate fellowship with the Institute for Urban and Minority Education. She directed two non-profits supporting Urban Debate Leagues (UDLs) in seven school districts, experiences that shaped her into a life-long independent learner and researcher. She is a Hip-Hop Education Center Fellow, which grew out of her Masters work in media, culture, and communication at New York University. She is also an adjunct professor at Manhattanville College.

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Hip-Hop Debate Institute -- Remixing Literacies For The 21st Century Classroom

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2013 | 12:42 PM

In minutes, even in brief seconds, young people can articulate powerful social critiques and visions for cultural freedom, social justice, and educational equity. Some of the most powerful speeches I have witnessed have been in rhyme over a seductive beat at high school tournaments and public debates.

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