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"My" Philosophy: A Symposium on The Rise of Hip Hop Studies in the Academy
“My" Philosophy: The Rise of Hip Hop Studies in the Academy Symposium is co-presented between Virginia Union University (VUU) and Virginia State University(VSU) in collaboration with the Hip-Hop Education Center to interrogate, critique, and explore the development of Hip Hop Studies through the intersectionality of the academy, sports, entertainment industry, social justice, and entrepreneurship. The inaugural Hip Hop Studies Symposium will also serve as a launch for their respective Hip Hop Studies initiatives.

We have an impressive lineup of presenters and guests coming through. You don't want to miss it and spread the word!

Program:
4:00 PM Welcome & Opening Remarks

4:15 PM Introduction to Hip Hop Studies - Mark Anthony Neal, Ph.D. and Murray Forman, Ph.D., Editors, “That’s The Joint!: Hip Hop Studies Reader”

4:30 PM Keynote Speaker - A.D. Carson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Hip Hop and the Global South, Department of Music - University of Virginia

5 PM Panel Discussion - Engaging Students Through Hip Hop Archives and Youth Participatory Action Projects

6 PM Special Presentations - Professor Maco L. Faniel, Author, Hip Hop in Houston: The Origin and Legacy; Tewodross "Teo" Melchishua Williams, Chair, Department of Fine and
Performing Arts, Bowie State University, and Co-Instructor and Pioneer MC Sha-Rock

6:15 PM Panel Discussion - Building Bridges Between the Academy, Community, and Entertainment Industry

7:15 PM Closing Keynote Speaker - Skyy Hook, Hip Hop journalist, radio personality and show producer, “The World Famous Wake Up Show” on Shade 45/SiriusXM with King Tech, Sway and DJ Revolution, and visiting scholar, California State University, Northridge - Center for the Interdisciplinary Pursuit of Hip-Hop Evolution & Research

7:45 PM Closing Remarks

May 2, 2022 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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