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Audio Available for “Hands Up & Breathe: A Conversation About Racial Justice and Hip Hop Culture with Jeff Chang and James Peterson”

Hands Up and BreatheThe audio recording of last month’s “Hands Up & Breathe: A Conversation About Racial Justice and Hip Hop Culture with Jeff Chang and James Peterson” on Friday, March 13 from 300-4:30pm in Gerlinger Lounge is now available. You can listen to the MP3 of the proceedings here.

Also, while he was here for the event, Dr. James PetersonDirector of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University, sat for an interview with UO English professor Paul Peppis, for UO Today. Watch the interview here.

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).

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).

“Hands Up & Breathe: A Conversation About Racial Justice and Hip Hop Culture with Jeff Chang and James Peterson” was made 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).