From Ratchet to Revolution, Rasheed Shabazz

Media is constantly reframing realty to denigrate African-American heroes. Rasheed Shabazz teaches his students to use social media and memes to take back the narrative. Watch this video of his presentation for all the funny memes, and to become aware of when the media becomes dehumanizing.

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Rasheed Shabazz is a creative cultural communicator, who works as a journalist, photographer, and educator. Rasheed is now a retention specialist for Skyline College where he is developing Brothers Achieving Milestones, an initiative for men of color.  Rasheed is also Community Engagement Manager for the Brotherhood of Elders Network, an intergenerational group of Black men in the Bay Area. He completed his Bachelors in African American Studies and Political Science at Cal.

 sketchnotes by Todd Berman, mixed media on paper, 8" x 10", 2017

sketchnotes by Todd Berman, mixed media on paper, 8" x 10", 2017

This event was produced by the Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area with support from the San Francisco Arts Commission and Leap - Arts in Education, and was generously hosted by the Museum of African Diaspora. Special thanks to Northbound Films for capturing the entire evening on video.

   Emerging Arts Prof. ‏ @ emergingarts    16 Mar 2017  At  @ artsedalliance   Creative Practice Exchange ... So awesome to learn more about  @  Rasheed _Shabazz   pedogagy! Go  # eapfellows    @ MoADsf

Emerging Arts Prof.‏ @emergingarts 16 Mar 2017 At @artsedalliance Creative Practice Exchange ... So awesome to learn more about @Rasheed_Shabazz pedogagy! Go #eapfellows @MoADsf