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Hip-hop, presidential election and youth vote discussed Sept. 25 at Vanderbilt University

Sep. 23, 2008, 11:48 AM

Community leaders, educators and a hip-hop artist will gather at Vanderbilt University to discuss hip-hop, the presidential election and the youth vote Thursday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at The Commons Center.

The event is free and open to the public.

Leading the discussion will be:

•M-1, one half of the political hip-hop duo dead prez

•Maya Rockeymoore, chief executive officer of Global Policy Solutions and author of The Political Action Handbook – A How to Guide for the Hip-Hop Generation

•Vijay Prashad, author of The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World and professor of international studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.

•Angela Woodson, director of faith-based and community outreach for the Ohio Governor’s Office and co-founder of Blacks United in Local Democracy (BUILD)

•Adam Mansbach, instructor at the San Francisco Art Institute and author of the novels Angry Black White Boy, Shackling Water and The End of Jews

•Bakari Kitwana, author of The Hip-Hop Generation and co-founder of the National Hip-Hop Political Convention

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Media contact: Princine Lewis, 65-322-NEWS
princine.lewis@vanderbilt.edu

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