Stillman College Lecture Series Explores Hip Hop Generation
The Stillman College Lecture Series will present For the Love of Hip Hop: Understanding the Makings, the Methods and the Modalities of the Hip Hop Generation on Wednesday, April 17, 3 p.m., in the Herald N. Stinson Auditorium on the College campus.
Dr. Kimberly White-Glenn, who serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education, will shed light on the Hip Hop culture, which has endured for 40 years despite predictions of its early demise. She selected this topic in an effort to bring clarity to some of the confusion that pervades academic communities about Hip Hop.
"This is a culture that myriad youth embrace, but many adults abhor," Dr. Glenn states. "I am a bridge who tries to mediate the two opposing forces."
Dr. Glenn, a Hip Hop fan turned emcee, has used Christian Hip Hop as a method to speak to the youth in church. Hip Hop literacies became a huge part of her research when writing her dissertation. She has presented this topic at schools, colleges, educational conferences and churches.
"When adults fail to provide avenues of artistic expression, youth culture emerges with or without our consent, direction, or guidance," Glenn says. "Hip Hop culture has invaded so many institutions and has garnered international acclaim in such a bodacious fashion, that we must continue to study its place in popular culture."
The lecture series is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Dr. Mark McCormick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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