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CANCELLED: First-Generation Family Summit and Faculty Institute | Hip Hop Exchange

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Events for TRIO Students & Families across Central Texas.

UPDATE

Due to current health concerns the First-Generation Family Summit and Hip Hop Trio Exchange have been cancelled.

Registration & Payment

Contact & Questions:
Dr. Toni Moreno, Assistant Director
Student Diversity and Inclusion
tm37@txstate.edu or (512) 245-2278

Registration Form (PDF, 378 KB)

First-Generation Family Summit

First-Generation Family Summit and Faculty Institute

The Summit is an interactive program designed with our first-generation families in mind providing sessions covering critical college-access topics including how to apply, how to pay, and how to navigate post-secondary education. The target audience of our summit are guardians of current middle and high school students.

Faculty Institute

The Faculty Institute is designed for faculty, staff, and administration interested in learning how to better serve our first-generation students attending post-secondary education. This hands-on workshop will be facilitated by researcher, theorist, and thought leader Dr. Laura Rendon.

Hip Hop TRiO Exchange

Hip Hop TRiO Exchange

The Hip Hop Exchange (HHX) establishes a common ground where students can learn the importance of education through the culture of hip hop.  The Exchange includes presentations and workshops by Hip Hop educators that encourage resiliency, education and social justice. The event culminates with the Rally of Delegates in which participants create and present their own powerful spoken word and poetry about the importance of education in their own words.

In this 16th consecutive year of HHX, participants will explore the state of Hip Hop and education and feature an amazing artist, activist and scholar – Olmeca.

Featured Guests

Dr. Laura Rendon, Speaker for Faculty Institute

Dr. Laura Rendon

Faculty Institute Workshop Facilitator

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  • The Faculty Institute is designed for faculty, staff, and administration interested in learning how to better serve our first-generation students attending post-secondary education. This hands-on workshop will be facilitated by researcher, theorist, and thought leader Dr. Laura Rendon who is known for the development of Validation Theory, a strengths-based framework for student success as well as her book Sentipensante (Sensing/Thinking) Pedagogy: Educating for Wholeness, Social Justice and Liberation.

Olmeca, Hip Hop Artist, Scholar & Activist

Olmeca

Hip Hop Exchange Speaker

  • Olmeca is a bilingual Hip-Hop artist, producer, activist and scholar who has been featured on Complex Magazine, Billboard, NPR, Huffington Post, Noisey, and Democracy Now.