Author, Journalist, and Hip Hop Music and Culture Critic
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 · 7 PM - 9 PM
In recognition of National Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month, acclaimed Author, Journalist, Hip Hop Music and Culture Critic, Jeff Chang is coming to UMBC to enlighten us with words on "Who We Be: The Colorization of America"
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Where: The Commons, Skylight Room
"His scope is operatic, sprawling, and concerns itself with the people, places, and politics that drove hip-hop from its infancy...It is essentially a people's history...perhaps Jeff Chang is hip-hop America's Howard Zinn." - Salon
Jeff Chang is the Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University. A radical historian with both street cred and academic chops, Chang talks about multiculturalism, race relations, student activism, political engagement, the state of the arts, and the politics of abandonment. His first book, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, won the American Book Award, and is only ostensibly about hip-hop; it's really a cultural history. His next book, Who We Be: The Colorization of America, examines the cultural transformation of the U.S. over the last three decades.
For more on Jeff Chang, visit: http://www.thelavinagency.com/speaker-jeff-chang.html