Mills College hosts the Third Annual "Hip Hop for Change" conference April 17. Themed, "The Fight for Hip Hop in the Obama Era" will chronicle the journey of hip hop, diving into the questions of ownership, identity, and our role in shaping it's future direction.
Speakers incldue Bakari Kitwana: journalist, activist and political analyst and author of The Hip-Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African American Culture; Dr. Susie Lundy: Graffiti Historian, b-girl, deejay, educator, and muralist; Netta Brielle: Bay Area R & B and Hip Hop artist; BRWN BFLO: BayArea Hip Hop Group and Activists; Colored Ink: Hip Hop Theater Company and By Any Dreams Necessary.
The day also includes interactive workshops focusing on the four elements, opportunities to organize, explorations of questions such as how can Hip Hop be a tool for mobilizing community, used as an alternative to violence, free lunch, and a closing cypher (sign up if you want to participate in registration).
The conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Rothwell Student Union and Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business at Mills College in Oakland. Register now.
Saturday, April 10, 2010 The Black Hour