Harrison ‘Jon Hope’ Grigsby M. Ed
Jon Hope is an American musician, author, and actor born in Providence, Rhode Island. Although no one in his family is musically inclined, Hope began writing music at age 10. He cites influences from a wide range of lyricists and songwriters that include Nas, Sara Bareilles, and Scarface. His bass heavy voice penetrates the playlists of college students, street soldiers, and the suburbs. It’s his truth that separates Jon Hope from the rest of the cliche cluttered Hip Hop world. The West African native garnered coverage from high profile publications like MTV, BET, and interviewed by world renowned host Sway Calloway. His songs celebrate intelligence and encourages listeners to embrace their truth no matter how unpopular. Jon Hope holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership & Administration
Workshop Title: What Kind of Art is This?
Workshop Description: A live/ visual interaction between creator Jon Hope and audience discussing content inspired by his introspective piece ‘What Kind Of Art This? The exchange involves contextualization and live annotation of song lyrics, Q & A, and discussion about varying topics. Themes and topics include: Social Fatigue, Mattering, Survivor’s Guilt, Social Navigation, Self Care, Mental Health, and more….
Workshop Time: Session III in Memorial Union Room 300