Mysonne Linen Dr. Chris Emdin Al Pizzaro Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. Dr. Nadia Lopez Ajene Watson Dr. Shango Blake

Fight the Power: Social Justice and Education

A Program featuring Dr. Shango Blake , Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. , Ajene Watson , Dr. Chris Emdin , Al Pizzaro , Mysonne Linen and Dr. Nadia Lopez

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About this Program

This section will focus on Hip Hop as a legitimate vehicle for social change. It will explore music and music videos as news, commentary, and protest. We will explore how artists have traditionally responded to violence and injustice within their communities and how the world has responded to this. We will highlight specific, high-profile incidents, such as the deaths of Rodney King and Trayvon Martin, but also the overall role and influence of music in politics.

August 04, 2023, 07:30 PM

07:30 PM - 08:45 PM

About The Speakers

Dr. Shango Blake

Dr. Shango Blake

TRU. SK. Consultants, LLC


Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr.

Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr.

President & CEO, Hip Hop Caucus


Ajene Watson

Ajene Watson


Dr. Chris Emdin

Dr. Chris Emdin


Al Pizzaro

Al Pizzaro


Mysonne Linen

Mysonne Linen


Dr. Nadia Lopez

Dr. Nadia Lopez

Location

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center

45-50 Van Dam Street, Long Island City

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Queens Public Library

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