University Library

Hip Hop Symposium: Hip Hop, Race and Education

The University Library is proud to host the 2018 Hip Hop Symposium

Thursday, February 8

The day will kick off with a screening of the film Hip Hop Beyond Beats and Rhymes. The film takes a deeper look at at masculinity and manhood in rap and hip-hop, misogyny, violence and homophobia, and commerce. Guided discussion by Dr. Analena Hope Hassberg. There will be panel presentations by undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and guests on the intersection of hip hop, race and education. The keynote will be given by Dr. H. Samy Alim, professor and David O. Sears Presidential Endowed Chair in the Division of Social Sciences at UCLA. His research integrates rigorous linguistic analysis with in-depth, ethnographic engagement in local communities to contribute to theory and methodology in education, sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, and race and ethnic studies.

Please join us in the University Library, 3rd floor grand reading room.
The film and discussion will be from 10am-12pm
Panel presentations will be from 12pm-5pm.
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To learn more about the symposium, check out this Library Guide.