Celebrate Hip Hop culture
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Tamarat Tademe, associate professor, Department of Human Relations and Multicultural Education.
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the HipHop Declaration of Peace, a set of principles that proclaim a global culture of peace and prosperity.
The free public "Power In Diversity Hip Hop College Conference" is 3-7 p.m. May 20 in Ruth Gant Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center.
Parking is free on streets adjacent to campus and a dollar-an-hour in the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp
Presenting will be:
- Tamarat Tademe, associate professor, Department of Human Relations and Multicultural Education.
- John "Minista Zin Uru" Lory from The Temple Of Hip Hop, a educational/political ministry that promotes the positive aspects of hip hop culture and encourages performers to write, and radio stations to play, socially conscious music.
- Kable Reid, hip hop cultural specialist and director of marketing and promotions for Minnesota-based Vigilant Promotions.
The Temple of Hip Hop was founded by KRS-One, also known as Teacha. The American rapper, lecturer, activist and author, born Lawrence Parker, has published a 800-plus page manifesto that Amazon describes as a philosophical, Bible-like life guide for the hip hop culture. View a video of Lory talking about the book.
Campus sponsors for the event include the International Relations/Global Issues Club, Student Breakdancing Club and the Department of Human Relations and Multicultural Education.
For more information, contact Carissa Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 763-439-6540.
The celebration at St. Cloud State is part of a national Hip Hop Appreciation Week.
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