Dickinson College to Host Free Two-Day Hip-Hop Symposium

Dickinson College will host a two-day hip-hop symposium Thursday, April 8, and Friday, April 9, at two campus locations. The symposium, which is free and open to the public, will include lectures, student and faculty panel discussions and hip-hop entertainment.

Friday, April 9, 12:30 p.m., the Stern Center Great Room. Rapper and scholar Shant√© Paradigm Smalls will discuss “Pick up the Mic,” a documentary film about the queer hip-hop movement. Her presentation will be followed by a student panel discussion on “The Culture of Hip Hop” at 2 p.m., also in the Great Room. After that session, a panel of faculty members will weigh in on the issues related to hip-hop at 4 p.m.

The symposium is sponsored by The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and developed by the Clarke Forum Student Board and the Clarke Forum student project managers. For more information, visit www.clarkeforum.org or call 717-245-1875.

This symposium will include special speakers, student and faculty panel discussions, and live hip hop entertainment.

The event was coordinated by The Clarke Forum Student Board and The Clarke Forum Student Project Managers.
Thursday, April 8, 2010

7:00 p.m. – Stern Center, Great Room
How You Gonna Be the King of New York?
Mark Anthony Neal, professor of African and African American studies, Duke University
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Friday, April 9, 2010

12:30 p.m. – Stern Center, Great Room
“Pick Up the Mic”
Shante Paradigm Smalls, New York University
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2:00 p.m. – Stern Center, Great Room
The Culture of Hip Hop
Student Panel Discussion

4:00 p.m. – Stern Center, Great Room
Faculty Weigh-In
Discussion about the cultural meaning and significance of hip hop.
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7:00 p.m. – Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium
Hip Hop in Action
Live performances by Hypnotic, REACH, open mic acts and Shanté Paradigm Smalls

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