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Explore the ways in which hip hop has influenced and been influenced by other cultural movements, from graffiti and breakdancing to social justice activism and global politics.

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Meet our Speakers

We've gathered some of the top experts in the field to discuss this topic. With years of experience between them, they're well-equipped to offer invaluable insights and perspectives.

Billy Allen

Billy Allen

Branch Manager, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District

Aziza Andre

Aziza Andre

Black Beauty Archives

Black Beauty Archives

Keondra Bills Freemyn

Keondra Bills Freemyn

Founder, Black Women Writers Project

Great Plains Black History Museum

Great Plains Black History Museum

Great Plains Black History Museum

Randi Brady

Randi Brady

Diversified Wine

Karneisha Christian

Karneisha Christian

Owner, Pucker Up Lemonade

Museum of Graffiti

Museum of Graffiti

VTDITC Hip Hop Studies

VTDITC Hip Hop Studies

Crystal Hodges

Crystal Hodges

Community Library Manager, Compton Library

Paul Robeson House and Museum

Paul Robeson House and Museum

Paul Robeson House and Museum

Roland Jackson

Roland Jackson

Founder, Planet Health Compton

Roosevelt Public Library

Roosevelt Public Library

Wyandanch Public Library

Wyandanch Public Library

Queens Public Library

Queens Public Library

QPL

Las Vegas - Clark County Library District

Las Vegas - Clark County Library District

Fulton County Library System

Fulton County Library System

Ralph McDaniels

Ralph McDaniels

Hip Hop Coordinator, Queens Public Library

Brooklyn Public Library

Brooklyn Public Library

Brooklyn Public Library

New York Public Library

New York Public Library

Columbus Branch

Oak Park Public Library

Oak Park Public Library

Carmen & Joseph Tanner

Carmen & Joseph Tanner

Artist & Owner, Dragunfli Designz

Dr. Jocelyn Wilson

Dr. Jocelyn Wilson

Assistant Professor, Georgia Tech

BCALA

BCALA

JayBee

JayBee

Entrepreneur

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Programs

Hip Hop Storytime with Mr. Billy

February 28, 2023, 06:30 PM

5175 E. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas NV 89122

Billy Allen

Teen Trivia: Hip Hop Song Lyrics

February 28, 2023, 11:30 PM

1401 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas NV 89119

Las Vegas - Clark County Library District

Hip-Hop Bubble Dance Party

March 04, 2023, 06:00 PM

365 West San Pedro Ave., Goodsprings NV 89019

Las Vegas - Clark County Library District

Hip-Hop & Wine: Old School Hip-Hop and Old World Wine

March 10, 2023, 12:00 AM
Randi Brady

VTDITC vol 42: Mental Health & Hip Hop Ill featuring Dr. Apryl Alexander

March 15, 2023, 04:00 PM
VTDITC Hip Hop Studies

Teen Trivia: Women of Hip Hop

March 28, 2023, 11:30 PM

1401 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas NV 89119

Las Vegas - Clark County Library District

Teen Art and Hip Hop

April 14, 2023, 08:30 PM

203 Arlington Ave Brooklyn, NY 11207

Brooklyn Public Library

The ABC of Graffiti with Mr. Kaves

April 18, 2023, 10:00 PM

7223 Ridge Blvd. Brooklyn NY 11209

Brooklyn Public Library

Spoken Word & Poetry: Dissecting the Poetry of Tupac Shakur

April 20, 2023, 12:00 AM
JayBee Crystal Hodges Roland Jackson

The History of Queens Hip Hop: DJ Hurricane, Sweet Tee & DJ Davy DMX Hosted by TL Cross & Ralph McDaniel

April 20, 2023, 10:30 PM
Ralph McDaniels

The History of Hip Hop and its impact on Global Culture

April 20, 2023, 11:00 PM
BCALA

Word. Sound. Power. 2023: WORD—The New Storytellers

April 22, 2023, 12:30 AM
BAM

Hip-Hop Story Hour with CL Smooth

April 22, 2023, 12:30 AM
Roosevelt Public Library

Sip & Paint - No Gin, Just Juice

April 22, 2023, 09:00 PM
Carmen & Joseph Tanner Crystal Hodges Karneisha Christian

Word. Sound. Power. 2023: WORD—The New Storytellers

April 23, 2023, 12:30 AM
BAM

Word. Sound. Power. 2023: WORD—The New Storytellers

April 24, 2023, 12:30 AM
BAM

Word. Sound. Power. 2023: WORD—The New Storytellers School-time

April 24, 2023, 04:00 PM
BAM

Drop In Activity: Celebrate Hip Hop

April 24, 2023, 06:30 PM

1771 Inner Circle Dr., Las Vegas NV 89134

Las Vegas - Clark County Library District

Word. Sound. Power. 2023: WORD—The New Storytellers

April 25, 2023, 12:30 AM
BAM

Word. Sound. Power. 2023: WORD—The New Storytellers School-time

April 25, 2023, 04:00 PM
BAM

Word. Sound. Power. 2023: WORD—The New Storytellers

April 26, 2023, 12:30 AM
BAM

Word. Sound. Power. 2023: WORD—The New Storytellers School-time

April 26, 2023, 04:00 PM
BAM

Word. Sound. Power. 2023: WORD—The New Storytellers

April 27, 2023, 12:30 AM
BAM

Word. Sound. Power. 2023: WORD—The New Storytellers School-time

April 27, 2023, 04:00 PM
BAM

Word. Sound. Power. 2023: WORD—The New Storytellers

April 28, 2023, 12:30 AM
BAM

Programming Presented By

BCALA
VTITC: Hip Hop Studies at Virginia Tech

Amazon

Queens Public Library

IMLS

In 2021, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded $425.7 million through grantmaking, research and policy development, to advance, support, and empower America's museums, libraries, and related organizations.