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Join us in a discussion cross-examining the intersections between Hip Hop, criminal justice, and the politics propelling them together.

Since its inception, Hip-Hop has been used to speak truth to power. For Black and other racialized individuals in North America, the struggle against unjust policing practices and harshly punitive legal systems has been amplified through the voice of Hip-Hop.

Using music and art as a tool for political critique isn't unique to Hip Hop culture alone, but through its lens we can't ignore a serious reoccurring theme that overwhelming affects those in its community—mass incarceration within a corrupt criminal justice system.

Investigating this phenomenon isn’t a straightforward process. It's not just about how artists and rappers are critiquing the system, it's also about how the system loops back on Hip-Hop in the form of ignorant practices of censorship around creative license and sample techniques.

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  • Date: Thu, Mar 11, 2021
  • Time & Duration: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm (EST) (1h 30m)
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  • Venue: Online - Zoom
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