BIG UPS to Brothers Chris Tinson and Carlos “Rec” McBride on pulling us Together in a great conference
TRGGR Media Group in association with others, present Triggering Change: Hip-Hop, Media Justice & Social Responsibility. This two-day conference (April 25th & 26th), will put scholars, artists, activists and intellectuals in conversation with each other and the students and local community about the political mission of Hip-Hop culture. This conference will engage youth in the area to think critically about media practices nationally and globally. Featured guests Rosa Clemente, Davey D, Dr. Jared Ball, Artemis, E-Fierce, David Stovall, Toni Blackman, Cherise Cheney, PopMaster Fabel, Marcella Runnel, J-Love and many others will discuss such topics as independent media, race and Hip-Hop, political organizing among youth of color, sexuality in Hip-Hop, and Hip-Hop aesthetics, among other subjects that may arise in the course of discussion.
FRIDAY, APRIL 25TH @ 5PM ~ MEET, GREET & BEATS
LOCATION: FOOD FOR THOUGHT BOOKS
106 N. PLEASANT ST., AMHERST, MA 01002
A “meet & greet” will kick-off the conference on Friday, April 25th at 5PM, at Food for Thought Books in Amherst. Invited guests will be there for book signings, snacks and live music.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26TH 9AM-6PM – LOCATION: ISENBERG BUILDING AT UMASS
(located on the Haigis Mall across from the Visitors Center and Massachusetts Avenue)
see: www.isenberg.umass.edu for map info
Saturday, April 26th, from 9-6pm, will be a full conference day with panels, workshops, lectures and vendor tables. For the complete Schedule of Events, go to http://www.triggeringchange08.blogspot.com/
I look forward to getting down with the whole conference. I’ve been invited to participate in the Final Conference Plenary, 6P.M.-7P.M.; Location: Mahar Auditorium (adjacent to Isenberg)
(Hip-Hop as Mass Media, A Mixtape Experience)
by DR. JARED BALL & HEAD-ROC
Dr. Amilcar Shabazz, Chair, W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies
Followed on Saturday, at 9p.m.-12 Midnight, by this special event:
TRIGGERING CHANGE & TRGGR RADIO IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE HIP-HOP COLLECTIVE PRESENTS
DEAD PREZ & REBEL DIAZ
Location: Hampshire College Lawn (look for the huge tent). This event is Free. All ages welcome. Parental guidance and chaperones strongly suggested.