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📝 FROM THE E-DESK OF MANNY FACES
Hey there friends, neighbors, supporters and haters! I’m back with another quick-ish post to let you know about some upcoming academic-flavored Hip Hop events and conferences, including one I’m co-chairing! 🎉
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OK. Enough of all that. Here’s what’s coming up, in chronological order.
The 2023 Hip Hop Youth Research and Activism Conference
FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2023 - Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
I am honored to have been involved with this initiative as a mentor and conference participant for many years. The HHYRA Conference brings together youth from diverse communities for a day of workshops, dialogues, and interactions that revolve around the ideas of Hip Hop and social justice.
This year, I’ll be mentoring and participating as usual, but also holding down the ones and twos!
Registration has officially closed, but if you are still interested, reply here or email email@example.com
ON THE WEB: https://sites.google.com/view/hhyraconference/2023-conference-registration
ON IG: www.instagram.com/hhyraconference
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!
Later that night, I’ll be DJing along with my crew, Silent Knight and The Band Called FUSE for a dope, FREE show in New Brunswick at Barca City / Evelyn’s at 45-47 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ. 9pm - close!
2023 Hip Hop Symposium - HIP HOP 50: Past, Present, & Future
August 10-11, 2023 - Howard University, Washington, D.C.
The organizers of this symposium are looking for applicants who’s work in theory and practice can help us define and contextualize what it means to contribute to Hip Hop culture.
The Howard Hip Hop Symposium is a culmination of a series of campus related events leading up to the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop. The two day event will include live graffiti art, DJs, MCs, breakdances, and visual presentation ending in culminating of a Block Party of live performances.
The call is open for papers and panels, as well as performers and artists, and closes June 16.
FOR FULL INFO: 2023 Hip Hop Symposium at Howard University
2023 Global Conference on Hip Hop Education
November 8-11, 2023 - California State University, Long Beach (and remote)
After holding down online hosting and tech juggling duties for the past two years, I am truly honored to have been asked to co-chair this year’s conference, along with the inimitable Dr. Tasha Iglesias, president of host organization, Hip Hop Association of Advancement and Education.
This year’s conference will expand upon our previous theme, which focused on the foundation of the culture and explore how this culture both migrated out of New York to states like California (i.e. the Golden State), and into popular culture and academia in the late 1970s to mid-1980s. Our conference theme “From the Golden Era to the Golden State,” will guide us as we explore the foundation of this culture, understand what brought about an increase in cultural diffusion, and how lessons learned from the golden era can inform current pedagogies, interventions, research, scholarship and practices.
The Call for Proposals is now open, and will remain open until June 4, 2023.
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference
and one more…
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