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Hip Hop and Politics

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Hip Hop and Politics
April 21, 2008 12:35PM
The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio will join hip-hop scholar and Rap Sessions Executive Director Bakari Kitwana in a community dialogue about hip-hop and the 2008 presidential election.

Rap Sessions is a national tour presented in a town hall style to engage discussion on the most difficult challenges facing the hip-hop generation.

• Bakari Kitwana is executive director of Rap Sessions and the author of The Hip- Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African American Culture.
• Rosa Clemente is the executive director of REACH Hip- Hop and an organizer with the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement.
• Billy Wimsitt is the co-founder of the League of Pissed Off Voters and author of Bomb the Suburbs and No More Prisons.
• M-1 also goes by the name Mutulu Olugbala. The last name he shares with his rhyme comrade comes from the Yoruba culture and means, “for the love of people.”
• Maya Rockeymoore is CEO of Global Policy Solutions and adjunct professor in the Women in Politics Institute at American University.
• Carrie Davis is a lobbyist and staff attorney with the ACLU of Ohio.

The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, call (216) 472-2220 or email contact@acluohio.org.
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