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Book Signing: Wish to Live

On Tuesday, Dec. 11, the Urbana Civic Center will host a book signing to honor Dr. Ruth Nicole Brown and Dr. Chamara Jewel Kwakye, authors of Wish to Live: The Hip Hop Feminism Pedagogy Reader. The event will take place 6:00–9:00 p.m.

From the publisher:

Wish To Live: The Hip-hop Feminism Pedagogy Reader moves beyond the traditional understanding of the four elements of hip-hop culture — rapping, breakdancing, graffiti art, and deejaying — to articulate how hip-hop feminist scholarship can inform educational practices and spark, transform, encourage, and sustain local and global youth community activism efforts. This multi-genre and interdisciplinary reader engages performance, poetry, document analysis, playwriting, polemics, cultural critique, and autobiography to radically reimagine the political utility of hip-hop-informed social justice efforts that insist on an accountable analysis of identity and culture. Featuring scholarship from professors and graduate and undergraduate students actively involved in the work they profess, this book’s commitment to making the practice of hip-hop feminist activism practical in our everyday lives is both compelling and unapologetic.

For more information, check out the event page.

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