UStream 5PM EST: The League of Young Voters Examines “Race & Gender in Media” with Talib Kweli and More

(AllHipHop News)’s national voter education and engagement partner, The League of Young Voters Education Fund (LYVEF), along with the “Rap Sessions” series, will host a UStream discussion today (February 17) at 5PM EST.

The live discussion, “Gender and Racial Politics in Today’s Media,” a part of the ongoing “Rap Sessions” series, features panelists such as Hip-Hop artist Talib Kweli, Rap Sessions CEO Bakari Kitwana, and more.

According to LYVEF, “the interactive event…will examine the ways that race and gender are perceived and discussed in national culture in the aftermath of the election of Barack Obama. The provocative, 90-minute town hall-style gathering will challenge participants to examine ways the ‘Obama Era’ has impacted discussions of race and gender in America.”

Watch the UStream below today (Feburary 17) at 5PM EST:

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The League of Young Voters Education Fund empowers young people nationwide to participate in the democratic process and create progressive political change on the local, state and national level – with a focus on non-college youth and youth from low-income communities and communities of color. The League meets young people where they are, works on issues that affect their lives, and provides them with tools, training and support to become serious catalysts for change. Visit

For the last five years, Rap Sessions, the first national tour of its kind, has brought town hall-style meetings to scores of cities across the country. In 2011, Rap Sessions continues its commitment to engaging the most difficult dialogues facing the Hip-Hop generation. By touring the nation with leading Hip-Hop activists, scholars and artists, Rap Sessions helps jumpstart crucial local debate. Past participating institutions include Harvard Law School, Princeton University, Brown University, University of California – Berkeley, Stanford, Vanderbilt University, Washington University, the University of California – Los Angeles, the University of Chicago, The City Museum of New York, The Kauffman Foundation, The Walker Art Center, and The Experience Music Project Museum, among others.