Jamel Shabazz Lesson Plan Workshop

Reading Time: 2 minutes

At the intersection of instinct and genius we find Jamel Shabazz. With a camera in his hand and love in his heart for his people and his community, Shabazz makes you stop, look and wonder. Shabazz, a photographer from Red Hook, Brooklyn followed his gut, triggered to shoot what many would find mundane; street culture in the early 80s. Did Shabazz reach for his camera knowing that these practitioners were in fact the architects of Hip-Hop- a global phenomenon that would reach all four corners of the Earth? Perhaps.

This workshop will explore his influences, peers, and commitment to the universality of identity.

This series of workshops, co-presented with the Laundromat Project, are developed based on cultural and social engagement. The workshops and lesson plans, developed for secondary school educators (all are welcomed to attend), demonstrate how social studies can serve as a connective tool to empower educators to use books, writing, and reading to further engage students.


All programs are free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP


The Laundromat Project amplifies the creativity that already exists within communities by using arts and culture to build community networks, solve problems, and enhance our sense of ownership in the places where we live, work, and grow.

Literary Freedom Project seeks to restore the importance of social and cultural identity through reading.