Join us on Monday, May 2, 2022, at 4 p.m, for a virtual symposium titled “My Philosophy: The Rise of Hip Hop Studies in the Academy” This event is a collaboration between Virginia Union University (VUU) and Virginia State University (VSU). VUU welcomes students, community members, and Hip Hop lovers everywhere to join them for an afternoon of exploration, critical thinking, and celebration of hip hop culture. Registration info is below.
The half-day free and open to the public event includes live discussions and presentations by hip hop scholars, artists, and educators on current and critical topics – including youth education through the study of hip hop in communities and classrooms, innovations and challenges of archiving hip hop histories, and the momentum of hip hop studies in higher education settings. The program features renowned archivist, curator, educator, and VUU visiting scholar Martha Diaz, author and VUU Professor of Hip Hop Maco L. Faniel, and Dr. Jemayne King, Director of the Institute of Hip Hop & Cultural Studies at VSU. More than a dozen colleges and universities including but not limited to Loyola, Columbia College, and Harvard will also be participating in this inaugural event.
Invited panelists include 9th Wonder, MC Sha-Rock, Dr. A.D. Carson, Christopher “Play” Martin, Justin Hunte and Aysha Upchurch to name a few. Register Here: https://us06web.zoom.us/…/reg…/WN_Gs0rwB_ySBaqcCjQXboC3Q