Dr. Christopher Emdin
Photo by Mike Benigno 2019

Lincoln Center Activate

In Conversation with Dr. Christopher Emdin

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts


“Education is not memorization. It is the activation of the imagination and a path towards liberation.“

—Christopher Emdin

Join us for a conversation with scholar, educator, and author Dr. Chris Emdin. Moderated by Lincoln Center’s EVP & Chief People Officer Allison Allen.

Christopher Emdin is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he also serves as Associate Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education. The creator of the #HipHopEd social media movement and Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S., author of the award-winning book Urban Science Education for the Hip-Hop Generation and the New York Times Best Seller, For White Folks Who Teach In The Hood and the Rest of Ya’ll Too.

Performance Date

Thursday, July 23 from 3:30–5:00 pm ET

Part of Lincoln Center Activate (July 21–24)

Thanks to Our Supporters

Major support for Lincoln Center Activate is provided by The Manton Foundation and Dalio Foundation

Lincoln Center at Home is made possible by Founding Partner The Audrey and Martin Gruss Discovery Fund. Major support is provided by the Arnhold Dance Innovation Fund. Additional support is provided by PGIM, the Global Investment Management Business of Prudential Financial, Inc., Rita E. and Gustave M. Hauser, Comcast NBCUniversal, and Lincoln Center’s generous donors and supporters.

Thanks to Our Supporters