IAM - Inspiring Academic Motivation Presents
Saturday, April 11, 2015
World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church
6655 Winchester Rd, Memphis, TN 38115
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
College Recruitment: 9:00 am - 11:45 am
9 Informational Panel Discussions & Workshops
(9:00 am - 10:15 am and 10:30 am - 11:45 am)
Workshop Topics: College Life, Financial Aid, Parents, Youth Programs, Special Needs, Entrepreneurs, Professionals, The Arts, Community Services and College Recruitment
ACT Workshop: 9:00 am - 11:45 am
College Preparation Program: 12:00 noon - 2:30 pm
Audience: high school students, parents, dropouts, GED graduates, both traditional (18-24) and nontraditional students (25-and over), special needs (handicap, hearing impaired, learning disabilities, etc), individuals with felonies, and senior citizens.
SPECIAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MICHAEL HOLMAN
"Michael Holman is best described as an Artist, Urban Anthropologist, and Educator. Michael Holman is also a screenwriter/director based in New York City. He teaches graduate/undergraduate screenwriting and directing at City College in New York City.
Holman was also a leading impresario, in the early days of Hip Hop. As a journalist Mr. Holman made history when his article based on an interview with Afrika Bambaataa marked the first time the term 'Hip Hop' was used in print. Considered 'The Father Of Hip Hop TV,' Mr. Holman created and hosted 'Graffiti Rock,' the first Hip Hop dance TV show in history that introduced the mainstream world to RUN DMC, Kool Moe Dee (The Treacherous Three) & the culture of Hip Hop. Although it lasted only one episode, the influence of 'Graffiti Rock' is still felt, helping the Hip Hop culture to become the global multi-billion dollar phenomenon it is today. He also was the manager of the legendary break dance group known as The NYC Breakers. Today, as an award winning filmmaker, Holman is an influential observer of popular culture and entertainment.
Mr. Holman was also close friends with artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Holman co-founded with Basquiat the noise band called Gray. Holman wrote the screenplay for the biopic about Jean- Michel Basquiat directed by Julian Schnabel entitled "Basquiat" for Miramax. Mr. Holman also produced, wrote and recorded music for, as well as acted in, the classic art film "Downtown 81" which stars the real Jean-Michel Basquiat.
In case you didn't know, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a painter who died at 27 years of age. His work is phenomenal and the fact that he was African-American and his work now sells for millions of dollars is worth noting."
INfo Session & REception Featuring Special Guest Michael Holman
(Blount Auditorium is located right next to the old library (Burrow library).)
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