ettina Love uses words like smelling salts.
She waves them all across America to open eyes, hearts and minds about how urban youth can use hip hop music and culture to form social, cultural and political identities to create new ways of thinking about education and social justice.
On Wednesday night, Love brought her urgent, high-energy message to Quinnipiac for a lecture titled, “We Want To Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching.” Her message, a co-keynote address for Black History Month, is also the title of her latest book.
Richard Edmond-Vargas, co-founder of Initiate Justice, a prison reform group, delivered his keynote address earlier this month. His lecture was titled, “Cops, Gangstas, D.A.s and Thugs Share a Common Ancestor — Patriarchy.”
For Love, the threads are not so different.