Can Hip Hop start a conversation that builds empathy and understanding?
KASHI JOHNSON '93 BELIEVES THAT'S THE POWER OF THE MEDIUM.
Once a local art form found on the streets of New York City’s West Bronx, hip-hop has evolved into an international form of artistic inspiration. Associate Professor Johnson explores hip-hop as a theatrical tool of empowerment. Theatre, she says, is more than entertainment: it’s a vehicle for social change. By bringing hip-hop to the stage, she helps students find their voice, spark community activism and inspire new forms of self-expression using an emerging genre.