Bavubuka Foundation, Uganda, 2017
We traveled to Uganda to facilitate Business Model Development trainings for artists & leaders from all over East Africa. They completed the business model canvas and prepared pitches to secure sponsorship. One of the groups from the Congo was able to secure sponsorship! Hodari also consulted with a small group of local poets on how to expand the free speech movement through youth poetry.
Next Generation Speaks, Rotterdam, 2017
E4E traveled to Rotterdam to present at the Next Generation Speaks Convergence. Hodari, a Chief Architect of the National and International Youth Spoken Word Movement, was the keynote speaker. He offered key insights and strategies for expanding the free speech movement through youth spoken word. Candice presented a workshop on spoken word as a tool for liberation pedagogy.
New Horizons Conference, Iran, 2015
E4E was invited to travel to Iran with a delegation of Black American artists, educators and activists, to talk about police brutality as a human rights issue. After the conference, Hodari and Candice traveled the capital Tehran extensively, giving presentations about the role of art in the creation of culture and the pursuit of justice. They also appeared on National TV in Iran and their appearance was the most popular episode that year. It aired 10 times for over 10 million people.