Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Friday and Saturday, February 19th and 20: "Is Hip-Hop History?" Conference @ City College

**Website is messy, but this conference has some great presenters, including Ralph McDaniels, Marc Anthony Neal, Jay Smooth, Rosa Clemente, DJ Red Alert, Raquel Cepeda, and Adam Mansback**

"The Is Hip Hop History? Conference was created to facilitate dialogue between hip hop pioneers, legends, tastemakers, fans, college students, and scholars. The conference will initiate an ambitious project to create a platform for the ongoing research and study of hip hop and popular culture at the Center for Worker Education (CWE)."

Attendance fee: $15 cover for one day or $25 for two days.

Day 1
Friday, February 19, 2010
Conference Registration 4-6PM
Opening Reception, 6PM-9PM
Music by Luis"DJ Disco Wiz" Cedeno
Performance by Lifted
Keynote Address
Ralph McDaniels, president of Uncle Ralph Productions, an on-air personality at New York’s WQHT’s HOT 97, executive producer and host of The Bridge, and co-owner of Onfumes.com.

Day 2
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Conference Registration 8:30am-10am
10am Keynote Address
Mark Anthony Neal, Professor of Black Popular Culture in the Department of African and African American Studies at Duke University.

1PM Hip Hop Media: From Paper to Blogs

Michaela Angela Davis, creative consultant, speaker, writer
Chuck " Jigsaw " Creekmur, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, AllHipHop.com
Datwon Thomas, COO/EIC, GlobalGrind.com
Sonya Magett, blogger, tyra.com

1PM is Hip Hop History?
Moderator: Carlito Rodriguez, writer and TV producer
DJ Red Alert
Bio, co-founder, Tats Cru
Lando Felix, Founder of The Blind Spot and co-founder/former VP production and design for Enyce and Mecca USA

From My Life to the Paper Very Accurately: Personal History as Narrative Strategy in Writing about Hip Hop
Moderator: Jay Smooth, host of WBAI’s Underground Railroad and proprietor of hiphopmusic.com and illdoctrine.com.

Adam Mansbach, author and 2009-2010 New Voices Professor of Fiction at Rutgers University
Raquel Cepeda, award-winning editor, multi-media journalist, and documentary filmmaker
James Braxton Peterson, Assistant Professor of English at Bucknell University
Joseph G. Schloss, Ph.D., author and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Black and Latino Studies at Baruch College (CUNY)

United We Stand
Moderator: Hon. George Martinez, Founder/Chairman of the Global Block Association and Adjunct in Political Science at Pace University

Jeffrey Kazembe-Batts, Co-Chairperson in the Universal Hip Hop Parade for Social Justice Organization
Rosa Clemente, community organizer, activist, radio journalist (WBAI 99.5 FM, NYC-PACIFICA RADIO), and a 2008 Vice-Presidential candidate with the Green Party
Mariaelena Jorge, CCNY Alumni and entreprenuer
Luis “Plot” Sosa, Co-Chairperson in the Universal Hip Hop Parade for Social Justice Organization
Andre T. Mitchell, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of several organizations and initiatives including Man Up! Inc, Hip Hop SUV (Stand Up & Vote) and F.I.P.A. (Formerly Incarcerated People Association)

Mike “Hollywood” Christie, Founder and President of talent Driven Network

Info: CCNY Center for Worker Education

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