Guerilla Arts and the Power of Self Advocacy • Gabriel “Asheru” Benn • TEDxYouth@ColumbiaHeights

Educators are looking for ways to connect, but students can help make the difference through self advocacy. Let the community be your classroom, be an active part of the village.

Gabriel “Asheru” Benn, M.Ed. is an international Hip-Hop artist, veteran educator, and arts advocate. He has served as a teacher/administrator in DC public, private, and charter Schools for 17 years. For the past nine years Benn has served as Founding Director of Guerilla Arts Ink, LLC, an arts and educational consulting organization that recruits, trains, and engages the local arts community to become teaching artists and servant leaders in schools, afterschool and summer programs, in and around the Washington, DC area.

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