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The Influence of Gandhi and King on Hip-Hop Culture

Jan 13
2015
7 PM
conversation
Montrose / Museum District
1533 Sul Ross Street, Houston, TX, United States

Co-presented by The Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL), Rice University

Hip-hop cultural expression draws from a range of sources, including the teachings and strategies of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and, by extension, those of Gandhi. This panel discussion featuring Rice University Professor Anthony Pinn, hip-hop artist and Rice Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Bernard “Bun B” Freeman, and LeHigh University Professor Monica Miller—and hip-hop Talib Kweli—will explore the nature and significance of this influence and hip-hop’s contribution to nonviolence and social justice.

Introductions will be given by Michael Zilka, and Menil curator Paul Davis will moderate.

If you are unable to attend, you may register for the related Rice University online course–Religion and Hip Hop Culture–which will provide a live-stream of the event, and where a post of the recording will become available later.

Register for RELI157X [reli-157-x] HERE.

Rice says: Register now! Audit the class for free! Those who sign up for the course by Jan 12th will receive a link to view the Menil event live and participate by posting your questions and comments during the Q&A session.