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Beyond the Elements: Reconnecting Hip Hop & Social Change

Date:
Saturday, October 02, 2004
Time:
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Event Type:
Conference
Organizer/Author:
Lizelle Festejo
Location Details:
San Jose State University Student Union
One Washington Square
free parking on 4th Street and San Fernando Ave

San Jose Hip Hop Community Organizing and Unifying Power (COUP) brings together artists, musicians, and youth to address the issues of the "Hip Hop Generation." The free conference, "Beyond the Elements: Reconnecting Hip Hop and Social Change," will take place on Saturday, October 2, at the San Jose State University Student Union from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. The purpose of the conference is to create dialogue on how hip hop can be used as a tool for social change.

The keynote speaker is internationally respected scholar Dr. Tricia Rose, chair of the American Studies Department at UC Santa Cruz. The conference will address topics such as women in hip hop, voter education, police and community relations, and youth activism. The conference will also feature local artists, film screenings, vendors & music.

The San Jose Hip Hop COUP is a diverse group of young people dedicated to organizing youth to become active in their community. To register for this free conference and to see the schedule, please visit http://sanjosehiphopcoup.com.
Added to the calendar on Tue, Sep 28, 2004 4:27PM
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