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Hands Up & Breathe: A Conversation About Racial Justice and Hip Hop Culture with Jeff Chang and James Peterson

Mar 13, 2015

Hands Up and Breathe

“Hands Up & Breathe: A Conversation About Racial Justice and Hip Hop Culture with Jeff Chang and James Peterson” will take place Friday, March 13 from 300-4:30pm in Gerlinger Lounge.

Jeff Chang (Executive Director, Institute for Diversity in the Arts, Stanford University) has written extensively on culture, politics, the arts, and music and is the author of Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation (2005) and Who We Be: The Colorization of America (2014).

Dr. James Peterson is Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University, a regular contributor to a variety of media outlets, founder of Hip Hop Scholars, Inc., and the author of The Hip Hop Underground and African American Culture: Beneath the Surface (2014).

See Jeff Chang in conversation with Marc Lamont Hill about Who We Be on CSPAN.

You and your students can check out the first chapter of Dr. Peterson’s The Hip Hop Underground.

Listen to the Spotify playlist for The Hip Hop Underground.

“Hands Up & Breathe: A Conversation About Racial Justice and Hip Hop Culture with Jeff Chang and James Peterson” is possible through the generous sponsorship of the Department of English, the Department of Ethnic Studies, the Oregon Humanities Center, and the School of Music and Dance. The organizers of this event are Loren Kajikawa (SOMD) and Courtney Thorsson (English).