GET FREE is a multimedia Hip Hop civics curriculum for youth and young adults. Its goal is to introduce students to a national network of young community leaders, artists, and activists who advocate for social change and democratic inclusion driven by grassroots organizing. GET FREE is inspired by the exuberance, ingenuity, political energy, resistance, love, and DIY model of underground Hip Hop. Its aim is to push and extend ideas of democracy, citizenship, freedom, community, civic engagement, and intersectional justice.
Dr. Bettina L. Love
Associate Professor, University of Georia
While we will have an amazing team of educators on hand, we are particularly excited to have Dr. Bettina L. Love in the house as our "Warrior in Residence." Dr. Love is an award-winning author, Associate Professor of Educational Theory & Practice at the University of Georgia and the creator of the Hip Hop civics curriculum GET FREE. For her work in the field, in 2016, Dr. Love was named the Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African America Research at Harvard.