America's Most Wanted: Hip-hop, the Media, & the Criminalization of Black and Brown Youth

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 7:00pm
Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center

Rap Sessions and the Trayvon Martin Foundation present:

America’s Most Wanted: Hip-hop, the Media & the Criminalization of Black and Brown Youth


From Mike Brown and Jordan Davis to Eric Garner and Trayvon Martin, a staggering number of Black and Brown men and boys have experienced the fatal outcome of the misguided perception that too many Americans hold concerning their identity.

Please join the MLK committee and campus sponsors in an evening of dialogue with some of our nation's most influential voices, featuring special guest Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin and co-founder of the Trayvon Martin Foundation.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
7:00 PM
Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center
This event is free, no tickets required. Open to the Public.


Meets the 5 x 10 Requirement for Identity Development for first-year Lehigh students.
 
Panelists:
Carlito Rodriguez

Award-winning writer/Producer of BET documentary 50 Shots on Police Brutality and Sean Bell

Michael Skolnik
Political Director for Russell Simmons/Editor-in-Chief of Globalgrind.com

Niaz Kazravi
NAACP National Director of Criminal Justice

Moderated by Jasiri X
Hip-Hop Artist and Activist, One Hood

Hosted by Bakari Kitwana
Executive Director of Rap Sessions

Co-Sponsors: MLK Committee, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Africana Studies, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, LTS, The Dialogue Center, CAS "Join the Dialogue" and Research and Graduate Studies.

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America's Most Wanted: Hip-hop, the Media, & the Criminalization of Black and Brown Youth