WPU posted info on hosting a hip-hop symposium in late March!
William Peace University 15 East Peace Street, Raleigh, NC 27604, United States
2. William Peace University in Raleigh, North Carolina, will
host the Hip Hop Higher Ed Symposium on March 30th &
This event seeks to explore
the intersections of hip-hop
culture and scholarship.
3. The symposium, developed by Aspire2Higher Personal & Professional
Development, Inc, will include performances and conversations led by local and
national scholars, artists, emcees, and Triangle community members.
Hip-hop culture has always been
a powerful force, resonating with
millions around the world.
4. Hip-hop has also played a crucial role in the social and
political movements of the last few decades.
The Hip Hop Higher Ed
Symposium is free and open to
the public and WPU students,
though tickets are required.
5. According to event organizer Stephanie Reed, the symposium's goal is to "Explore the intersections
of our lived experiences with hip-hop in terms of art, entrepreneurship, gender and sexuality, race,
economics, social responsibility and activism, and our collective role as a community."
Day one of the symposium is an opportunity for
students, academics, and the wider
community to engage in public and academic
discourse about hip-hop and its relationship to
racial justice and other social conditions of the
6. Reed emphasized the importance of having conversations around these
topics, stating that hip-hop has proximity to power and a strong influence
in the lives of youth, making it a potent tool for learning and empowerment.
A2H specializes in personal
and leadership development,
utilizing hip-hop as a cultural
7. In conclusion, the Hip Hop Higher Ed Symposium at WPU promises to be
engaging and enlightening, providing a platform for exploring the
relationship between hip-hop culture and scholarship.
It's an excellent opportunity for students,
academics, and the wider community to
come together, celebrate hip-hop culture,
and engage in meaningful discussions
about social justice issues.