|Professor Pamela Bridgewater|
Hip Hop’s influence on pop culture, legal culture, and political organizing is a global phenomena. From will.i.am’s remix of a campaign speech by President Barak Obama to issues related to Occupy Wall Street, Hurricane Katrina, Jena 6, the Trayvon Martin case, Stop and Search Resistance Movement in NYC – activists, organizers, lawyers, policymakers are either impacted by, closely connected to or identify as members of the hip hop nation.
Professor Pamela D. Bridgewater, in association with the US State Department’s Program on Cultural Affairs and fhi360, will make a presentation to a delegation of Brazilian hip hop artists and social justice activists on Friday, August 31, 2012. In her presentation, Professor Bridgewater will address the relationships between law, activism and hip hop in the US domestic contexts such as the Roots and Reality Social Justice Project she founded as well as international grassroots human rights movements like the recent youth led movement known as the Arab Spring.
Program information below:
Global Hip Hop, Activism and the Law
Professor Pamela Bridgewater
Friday August 31, 2012 2:00 - 3:15
American University Washington College of Law Room 601
4801 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016
Evan L. Schmitt, Program Officer, Center for Global Connections, 202.884.8895
Nicolas Mansour, WCL Faculty Assistant, 202.274.4121