LIVE #RapSessions on Blackness in America
“Rebirth of a Nation: The Black Image in the American Mind” is a live-streaming panel discussion on YoungVoterLive.com, which is a part of the Rap Sessions series. From entertainment and politics to the media images that accompany them, the civil-rights era idea of “Blackness” is currently in flux.
A panel of leading national experts will explore contemporary moments in popular culture and politics where race, image and identity have taken center stage.
This discussion seeks to help students look at hip-hop culture as a cross-racial phenomenon that has political and cultural roots in black and brown communities.
Moderated by author-activist and Rap Sessions CEO Bakari Kitwana, the panel includes authors Mark Anthony Neal and Joan Morgan, journalist Elizabeth Mendez Berry, artist-scholar John Jennings and Rob “Biko” Baker, Executive Director of the League of Young Voters Education Fund.
University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI
The interactive event will also be broadcasted via UStream at YoungVoterLive.com. Viewers can tune into the conversation by tweeting @TheLeague99, using the hashtag #RapSessions.
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