The Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago presents performances and discussion focused on race, gender, and the 2008 presidential campaign. This event is free and open to the public.
The afternoon will include appearances by:
- Bakari Kitwana, author of The Hip-Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African America Culture and the former editor of the hip-hop magazine The Source
- Rosa Clemente, Executive Director of REACH Hip-Hop and co-founder of the National Hip-Hop Political Convention
- William Upski Wimsatt, Co-founder of The League of Pissed Off Voters and author of Bomb the Suburbs and No More Prisons
- Maya Rockeymoore, author of The Political Action Handbook: A How to Guide for the Hip-Hop Generation
- Vijay Prashad, Professor and Director of International Studies at Trinity College, Hartford, CT and author of The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World
- M1, one half of the rap duo dead prez, whose albums include Let’s Get Free, Turn Off the Radio vol1, Turn Off the Radio vol2: Get Free or Die Trying, and RGB: Revolutionary But Gangsta
- AquaMoon, the writing, performance, and artistic team of camil.williams and veronica precious bohanan, an entity of SpokenExistence, Inc. that bridges the gap between the streets, hip hop feminism, performance activism, and academia
- Crystal Holmes, doctoral student in Political Science at the University of Chicago and former graduate researcher on the Black Youth Project
For more information, please contact the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago by e-mail at email@example.com or by calling 773.702.8063.
This program is co-sponsored by The Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council, The Center for Gender Studies at the University of Chicago, and The Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media at Columbia College Chicago. It is part of the series Rap Sessions: Community Dialogues on Hip Hop.
For more information, please contact the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at 773.702.8063.