Edutainment Labs are the ultimate Edutainment for Equity experience where each of our unique features are highlighted in support of a central cause or idea. These Labs use artistic engagement, media promotion, live performance, and educational experiences for agents of change. We provide professional and personal development to artists, activists and creative entrepreneurs seeking to deepen their knowledge of:
Business Model Development
Arts as Activism
Community Development through the Arts
Black History and Afrocentric Identity
Edutainment Labs are dynamic, creative and artistic incubators that merge art with business and community development. In addition to the workshops, we create art together, go on adventures that challenge the body and the mind and engage in transformative dialogue. We have facilitated Edutainment Labs in the US, and in countries around the world including, Tanzania, Uganda, the Netherlands and Iran.
The Edutainment for Equity Professional Development Series happens institutionally twice per year for the City of San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. This PD Series requires multiple days and provides intensive training for youth development professionals in the areas of
Project Based Education
Edutainment for Equity has led Professional Development, Arts and Activism workshops and campaigns all over the world as part of a broader effort to combat the impact of racism on African people. Each of these campaigns carried with them the practices, pedagogy and frameworks designed in our professional workshops. They are an example of Edutainment for Equity in praxis.
Since February of 2017, Edutainment for Equity has been hosting public conversations about educating Black children. These events have featured world renowned artists, educators and activists who sit and share their wisdom and experience with sold out audiences. Guests have included Ericka Huggins, Dr. Pedro Noguerra, Dr Chris Emdin, Chris Chatmon, Dr Rupa Marya, the Alphabet Rockers and a host of others.
We facilitated Edutainment Labs with several organizations while were in Tanzania. We worked with an organization called Freemind to provide business development and community development through the arts as well as a special edition of Mr. Davis' Classroom, our Black History lecture series.
We traveled to Uganda to facilitate an Edutainment Lab for the Bavubuka Foundation. This cohort was comprised of 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.
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.
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.