The Center for Worker Education at the City College of New York hosts this year’s “Is Hip Hop History? Conference,” being held February 25 and 26, 2011. The conference will feature two days of speakers and panels in its mission to “create a platform for serious reflection about the popular and serious art forms of hip hop and its accompanying styles and worldviews.”
Day one will feature speakers such as Kool G Mims, recording artist and son of legendary hip hop DJ Red Alert, Vinnie Brown, of Naughty By Nature, and a Hip Hop Hooray Block Party mixer, with DJ Eddie Cleverhand.
Day two includes a keynote speech by journalist and activist, Bakari Kitwana and panels entitled “Plant Rock: A Hip Hop Diaspora,” discussing hip hop around the world and “The Rap on Politics,” investigating hip hop’s influence, or lack thereof, on the U.S. political landscape.
As last year’s event has shown, the conference provides a unique opportunity to rub elbows with intellectuals and participants in hip hop art, business, journalism and academia.
Attendance Fee: $20 for one day; $30 for two days. Special discount for CCNY/CWE students. ($10 one day; $20 two days.) Must show valid college ID.
For more information, visit http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/ishiphophistory