CYPHERS FOR JUSTICE

YOUTH RESEARCH | HIPHOP| SPOKEN WORD | CRITICAL MEDIA LITERACY

WHEN I SAY CYPHERS!
YOU SAY JUSTICE!


Cyphers for Justice (CFJ) is a youth and educator development program housed within the Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME) at Columbia University and College Now at Queens College. CFJ apprentices NYC city High School youth, incarcerated youth, and NYC teachers as critical researchers through the use of hip hop, spoken word, digital literacy, and critical social research methods. Founded within the traditions of Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) and hip hop culture, CFJ youth work alongside Columbia University and Queens College students (undergraduate and graduate), professors, and community-based teaching artists, to conduct research and present their findings on relevant social issues.


Adult Allies

Jamila Lyiscott, Ph.D
Founder and Co-director
Limarys Caraballo, Ed.D
Co-director


Danielle Filipiak, Ph.D
Curriculum Director
Mikal Amin Lee
Hip Hop Facilitator; Rikers Island Site Coordinator
Mijin Yeom
Partnerships Coordintor
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