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HIP-HOP AS ACTIVIST MEGAPHONE

A Discussion with Talib Kweli, Jasiri X, and Martha Diaz

WED, MAY 22, 2019 / 7:00-9:00PM

@Annenberg Space for Photography

==mart2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Some of the most prominent and consequential voices in hip-hop will engage in a discussion about music and activism and how each platform can help to serve the other. Talib Kweli is a rapper and activist whose new memoir Vibrate Higher traces his evolution as an artist – from his early days in Brooklyn to the launch of Javotti Media. He will be joined by hip-hop artist Jasiri X, whose deep involvement with the national Movement for Black Lives has led to invitations from prestigious institutions such as Harvard University and Stanford to share his views about anti-violence, race, and politics. Martha Diaz is a community organizer, media producer, and educator whose passion for social justice inspired her to co-design the first online hip-hop high school. This special evening will be moderated by USC Annenberg’s Director of the Institute for Diversity and Empowerment Taj Frazier.

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