eventbrite registration now open!
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgent, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare." -Audre Lorde
Rock the School Bells is proud to present our 12th annual conference theme as HEART & SOUL. This year we will highlight workshops that support our youth and community in fostering holistic health, healing, and well-being through and with Hip Hop.
Hip Hop emerged out of the inner city amid long-standing social and political violence. As a recreational space and cultural movement, urban youth (specifically black and puerto rican) created Hip Hop out of desire but also, necessity. It was a way to care for each other--a place of safekeeping, resistance, and humanity.
Nearly five decades have passed since the emergence of Hip Hop but our sociopolitical contexts remain the same. Institutions still do not prioritize us. Our communities are still under duress. Keeping our hearts and souls intact is still challenging. Yet, in spite of our existing realities, one way we still know how to care for our communities and selves is through and with Hip Hop.
please note: educators and youth conference are now separate dates
SATURDAY, MARCH 23RD
SATURDAY, MARCH 9TH
REGISTRATION EVENTBRITE LINK: CLICk HERE
+$25 GENERAL CONFERENCE FEE, $10 GRADUATE STUDENT FEE
+ $50 VIP PACKAGE (GENERAL REGISTRATION, RTSB SHIELD ENAMEL PIN, HIP HOP IS ED EXCLUSIVE SHIRT)
+PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT + NETWORKING FOR EDUCATORS, COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS, graduate students, ENTREPRENEURS, ACTIVTISTS, ARTISTS AND THE LIKE!
+RTSB12 KEYNOTE: DR. ALLYSON TINTIANGCO-CUBALES (Heart) + COLIN EHARA (Soul)
+cipher learning community student performances and lunchtime panel
REGISTRATION EVENTBRITE LINK: CLICK HERE
under 18 - liability form: Click here
+Youth 18 and under need parent/guardian to sign form above to participate
+FREE CONFERENCE FOR the bay area COMMUNITIES
+ALL AGES WELCOMED (EDUCATORS INCLUDED)
+RTSB12 HEADLINER AND KEYNOTE: Uce Veu (Heart) + YNOT (Soul)
+MC FREESTYLE BATTLE AND ALL STYLES DANCE BATTLE
+interactive workshops on hip hop elements for youth
attn: oakland unified school district educators
This year's RTSB12 educators conference has a $25.00 registration fee. HOWEVER:
In solidarity with OUSD educators striking for change, we are offering FREE registration to OUSD educators for this year's conference.
*PLEASE USE YOUR OUSD EMAIL ADDRESS TO REGISTER.*
You do NOT need to fill out an Eventbrite registration - this form acts as your registration.
Educators are the HEART & SOUL of public school campuses along with our students - and this is a small way we hope to support your efforts as you continue to fight for institutional change.