Hip Hop for Change

Hip Hop For Change 2012The 5th Annual Hip Hop for Change conference "Resist . Revolt . Recreate" will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at San Jose State University. The USF Intercultural Center is a proud co-organizer of the event along with our partners at the Diversity and Social Justice Resource Center at Mills College, the Office for Multicultural Learning and Diversity Leadership Conference at Santa Clara University, and the MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center at San Jose State University (2012 host). 

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Hip Hop for Change is a free day-long conference that chronicles the journey of hip hop and dives into the questions of ownership, identity, and our role in shaping the future direction of hip hop. Interactive workshops in the past have explored the art, and history of hip hop, and ways one can utilize hip hop as a tool for social change. Past speakers, panelists, and performers have included: Jeff Chang, Susie Lundy, Paul Flores, Dereca Blackmon, Davey D, and Bakari Kitwana.

2012 Conference Schedule
9-9:30: Registration (Loma Prieta/Ballroom)
9:30-9:50: Opening Performance (Loma Prieta/Ballroom)
9:50-10:40: Opening Speaker (Loma Prieta/Ballroom)
10:50-12:15: RESIST concurrent workshops
12:15-1:45: Lunch (SJSU Dining Commons)
1:45-2:45: REVOLT Keynote Panel
3:00-4:30: RECREATE concurrent workshops
4:30-6:00: Closing Cipher (Loma Prieta/Ballroom)

Confirmed speakers and performers:
Bakari Kitwana (author of The Hip-Hop Generation, Executive Director of Rap Sessions)
Angela Woodson (co-chair of 2004 National Hip-Hop Political Convention)
Shamako Noble (Executive Director of The Hip-Hop Congress)
Boots Riley (Hip-Hop artist and activist)
Adam Mansbach (author of Angry Black White Boy and Go the F* to Sleep)
Koba Sounds
WORD (USF spoken word student group) 
Davey D
Adisa Banjoko
Dereca Blackmon (Social justice activist and founder of Aya Solutions)
DJ Vex One
Mix'd Ingrdnts

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