Jan. 29, 2015 – 6th Annual MLK Commemoration Lecture

Save the date for Hilbert College’s 6th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Lecture which will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in the William E. Swan Auditorium.  Our guest speaker is Dr. Tricia Rose, who is a highly praised author, commentator, and social critic who is known for her groundbreaking work on hip-hop culture. Her first book on Hip Hop —Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America was listed as one of the “Top Books of the Twentieth Century” by Black Issues in Higher Education is considered a foundational book in the history and study of hip hop.   Her keynote address “Imagining Justice: Martin L. King, Jr., and African-American Culture of Social Change” will consider the inspiring role African American popular culture has played as a sustaining force against racism as well as creative fuel for imagining a more just and inclusive society.  Rose will share some hallmarks of this legacy, including Martin King’s singular contributions, identify challenges we face today and ask what we can do to keep this tradition alive. For more information, please contact the office of multicultural affairs at (716) 926-8835 or oma@hilbert.edu

Dr. Tricia Rose
Dr. Tricia Rose
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