Does Hip-Hop Hate Women?

Noted Rap Artists and Activists Examine New Gender Politics

Posted: March 23, 2007
In 2005, Rap Sessions, a touring panel of noted rap artists and activists launched its first national tour of town hall-style meetings in 15 cities across the country, engaging communities and campuses in dialogues related to hip-hop art and issues.
On Wednesday, March 28th, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., the Buffalo State College School of Education Office of the Dean, will host a Rap Sessions panel that addresses the topic "Does Hip-Hop hate Women?" The event, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in Bulger Communications Center North, is free and open to all. Panelists include:
* Bakari Kitwana-author of "The Hip-Hop Generation," and "Why White Kids Love Hip-Hop."

* Joan Morgan-author of "When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: My Life as a Hip-Hop Feminist."

* Mark Anthony Neal-author of "New Black Man: Rethinking Black Masculinity."

* Byron Hurt-producer/director of "Beyond Beats and Rhymes," and "I am a Man: Black Masculinity in America."

* Tracy Sharpley-Whiting-author of "Pimps up, ho's down: Hip-Hop's hold on young black women."

* Raquel Rivera-author of "New York Rican from the Hip-Hop zone."

This event is sponsored by the Buffalo State College School of Education, School of Arts and Humanities, School of Natural and Social Sciences, School of Professions, Auxiliary Services Grant Allocation Committee, Black Active Minds, Office of Equity and Campus Diversity, Pan-African Student Organization, Office of Residence Life, Office of Student Life, University College.




http://www.rapsessions.org
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Phyllis Camesano, Public Relations Director | 7168784325 | camesapa@buffalostate.edu
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