Dr. Bettina Love to Speak at Hip-Hop Chess Federation Grand Opening August 15th!!!

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San Jose, CA, 8/12/15-  The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) is proud to announce that it will host a Grand Opening of its new facility located at 42660 Christy St., Fremont, CA August 15th at 5 PM. The HHCF is the first organization to fuse Hip-Hop, chess and martial arts to promote education and nonviolence. The SF Bay Area based 501c3 has worked tirelessly for nonviolence since 2006. They recently were the foundation of a record breaking exhibit on Hip-Hop and Chess at the World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis. RZA of Wu-Tang Clan (the organization's Director of Outreach) and Adisa The Bishop were among the first from the Hip-Hop community on the ground in that city to work for mutual understanding and peace. Their work can be furthered now in their new facility in the SF Bay Area.


Dr. Bettina L. Love currently serves as an Associate Professor at the University of Georgia and was named the 2016 Nasir Jones Fellow at the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute at Harvard University. The title of her talk at the HHCF Grand Opening is: We Are The Ones We've Been Waiting For: The Possibilities, Challenges & Limitations of Hip Hop Ed. The entire talk will be live streamed on Periscope through the HHCF Twitter account @hiphopchess.


Dr. Love's talk will explore the possibilities, challenges, and limitations of Hip Hop Ed and its entanglement with the contested space of Black popular culture, while still functioning as a humanizing, critical, creative pedagogical intervention that fosters self-determination, self-knowledge, and acts of resistance with young people concerned about and fighting for justice.     

"HHCF is not only doing the work, but also showing us all how it’s done” said Dr .Love. “The work of the HHCF should be a site of study as folks search for defining models of Hip-Hop Ed. I am beyond excited and humbled to enter the space built by two extraordinary educators. I hope my talk will move Hip-Hop Ed closer to the axiom of Black Lives Matter.” After her lecture there will be a panel discussion on Hip-Hop Ed with Arash Daneshzadeh and special guests.
“Dr. Love is arguably the brightest mind in education today, especially where urban and at-risk youth are concerned” said HHCF Founder Adisa The Bishop. “We are beyond honored to have her wisdom mark our Grand Opening. She represents a new wave of Hip-Hop scholars who will refine how we will approach and engage America's youth academically.”
In addition to the lecture and panel there will be speed chess gaming, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu demonstration, artwork by Carlos Rodriguez of RM Klothing will be on display and dope beats will bang hard. For more information visit    https://www.facebook.com/events/113042345710060/ or www.hiphopchess.com

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