Visual Arts: Arts Education, Multidisciplinary Arts, Music, Performance Art
Lavie Raven is a social studies and language arts instructor at North Lawndale College Preparatory HS (a Chicago high school), and the Prime-Minister of Education for the University of Hip-Hop. Having taught in the Chicago public school system for twenty years and done community arts work since he was a teenager, Raven has created strategies for integrating hip-hop into community service projects and classroom education.
As a mural artist he has worked with youth to create culturally conscious murals that have been displayed at museums, cultural centers, and community organizations. Raven believes in providing youth with a multi-disciplinary approach toward life that holistically engages their academic skills, celebrates their talents and artistic abilities, and empowers youth desires to bring positive change to society.