Does Hip Hop Hate Women? Panel and Discussion
Saturday, April 28, 2007
International House Assembly Hall
1414 East 59th Street
Free & Open to the Public
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Bakari Kitwana (moderator) is co-founder of the first ever National Hip-Hop Political Convention and the author of the groundbreaking The Hip-Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African American Culture . The former editor of The Source, his writings have appeared in the Village Voice, The New York Times, The Nation, Savoy and the Progressive. He's been the editorial director of Third World Press and a consultant for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Why White Kids Love Hip-Hop: Wankstas, Wiggers, Wannabes and the New Reality of Race in America is his most recent book.
Mark Anthony Neal is the author of What the Music Said: Black Popular Music and Black Public Culture (1998) and Soul Babies: Black Popular Culture and the Post-Soul Aesthetic (2002). A self-proclaimed Black male feminist, he has lectured on hip-hop and gender around the country, including the Ford Foundation, Stanford University and at the groundbreaking 2005 Hip-Hop and Feminism conference at the University of Chicago. An Associate Professor of Black Popular Culture in the Program in African and African-American Studies at Duke University, his scholarly interests are in Black popular culture and Black feminist and queer theory. New Black Man: Rethinking Black Masculinity (2005) is his most recent book.
Joan Morgan is the author of the bestselling When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: My Life as a Hip-Hop Feminist . Since she published the book in 1998, Morgan has been a widely sought after lecturer and commentator on hip-hop and feminism. An award-winning journalist, a provocative cultural critic and a self-confessed hip-hop junkie, she began her professional writing career freelancing for The Village Voice before having her work published by Vibe, Madison, Interview, MS, More, Spin, and numerous others. Formerly the Executive Editor of Essence, her work appears in numerous college texts, as well as books on feminism, music and African-American culture.
Tracy Sharpley-Whiting is the author of the forthcoming book on Black women and hip-hop, Pimps Up, Ho's Down: Young Black Women, Hip-Hop and the New Gender Politics (New York University Press, 2006). Her 2000 publication The Black Feminist Reader , which she co-edited, is taught on college campuses across the country. The Director of the Black Studies Program at Vanderbilt University, she's lectured around the globe on feminism and race. She is also Professor of French and Director of the W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies. Her books include Negritude Women (2002), Black Venus: Sexualized Savages, Primal Fears, and Primitive Narratives in French ( 1999), Frantz Fanon: Conflicts and Feminisms (1998).
Byron Hurt is the producer and director of the provocative film on machismo and homophobia in hip-hop, Beyond Beats and Rhymes: A Hip-Hop Head Weighs in On Manhood in Rap Music , which viewed at the Sundance film festival earlier this year. He�s also the producer of the award-winning documentary film, I Am a Man: Black Masculinity in America. Additionally, Hurt, is the associate director of Mentors in Violence Prevention-Marine Corps (MVP-MC), the first system-wide gender violence prevention program in the history of the United States military. Hurt has lectured and facilitated workshops at colleges and universities nationwide including the University of Kentucky, UMass-Amherst and St. John's University.
Co-presented by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago; Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, Columbia College Chicago; International House Global Voices Performing Arts Series; and Doc Films at the University of Chicago. Sponsored by Boeing.
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