Female Representations in Hip Hop: A critical discussion of cultural wealth.
Breakin’ Down the Capital of Culture
Lead by Piper Carter (co-Founder of “The Foundation: Celebrating Women in Hip Hop”
Hip Hop’s emergence in global cities through multiple, devastating wars (psychological, physical, and cultural) answers and questions global economic restructuring of our communities. This presentation brings together artists, activists and academics to stage new conversations about women of color and women of color feminisms across Hip Hop’s cultural forms.
Using Media to address the role, images, and treatment of women in Hip-Hop we critique and disrupt status quo narratives and present investigations about value systems and structures of violence and human value, the politics of aesthetics, and women of color feminism. Participants walk away with a greater understanding of the value of women in Hip Hop as a culture across disciplines.: Art (Graffiti/StreetArt etc.), Dance (B-Girling), Technology (DJing/Music Production/Video), Words (Emceeing/FreeStyling/Writing/Rhyming/Poetry), and Culture (the Knowledge Element of reading, observing video and listening to audio media, discussion)
This event will pose questions about the portrayal of women in the media, sexual harassment, career opportunities, and gender and race discrimination. It will inform and empower women and girls through media clips, performance, and a panel discussion.
This program is open to all ages, teens, and adults are welcome.
The session will be a general discussion around some of the popular/mainstream images of women that the average person would see or hear on a daily basis. Then I will discuss some of the work I have been doing with women involved to provide a different perspective or point-of-view that a lot of the people won’t necessarily know about. I will also incorporate different multi-media, videos & music clips, to emphasize certain points and frame the conversation.
FRESH, BOLD, AND SO DEF WOMEN IN HIP-HOP
Presented in conjunction with the NY Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York University’s Metro Hip-Hop Education center, and Breaking Silence: Passing the Mic To our Daughters Project
4 p.m.–7 p.m.
RECEPTION FROM 4-5 PM
Langston Hughes Auditorium
The Schomburg Center
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