hip hop conference
>>>The 2004 National Hip-Hop Political Convention in Newark, New
>>>Jersey will take
>>>place this summer with strong support from various members of the
>>>In addition to Princeton professor Dr. Cornel West, Kevin Powell,
>>>Sway of The
>>>Wake Up Show/MTV, M1 of dead prez, Afeni Shakur and Davey D., the
>>>boasts performances by Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, Public Enemy andNas.
>>>"The fact that artists of this magnitude are choosing to get involved
>>>underscores the importance ofpolitical issues for the hip-hop
>>>generation in the
>>>current climate,"said convention co-founder Baye Adofo-Wilson.
>>>The four day convention is being held at Rutgers University from
>>>June 16-19. A
>>>diverse group of local activists, workers, artists, professionals
>>>will be on hand to discuss and attempt to develop a national
>>>for the Hip-Hop community.
>>>A series of intergenerational discussions will take place between
>>>Rights activists, politicians and the Hip-Hop generation.
>>>The topics to be discussed include: challenges in the electorial
>>>grassroots activism, art and responsibility and religion.and
>>>Below is the four day agenda:
>>>Day 1: Hip-Hop Youth Summit Hosted by: Newark High Schools Juniors
>>>Seniors at Rutgers University. The Summit will be moderated by JeffJohnson,
>>>Rap's City Political commentator. The Summit will also includeBakari
>>>Deputy Mayor, !
>>>City of Newark, Ras Baraka, Nas, Doug. E. Fresh, Rock The Vote NJ
>>>Maya Entista and high school students for Newark.
>>>Day 2: An Intergenerational Political Dialogue Between The Hip-Hop
>>>Participants include: Amiri Baraka, M1 of Dead Prez, Monifa Bandele,
>>>Kitwana, Afeni Shakur, Ron Daniels, Farai Chideya, Hector Cochado,and
>>>Rosa Clemente and a peformance by Floetry.
>>>Day 3: Panel Discussions on Gender, Money, Justice, Education, Health
>>>Organizing. Hip-Hop Film festival. Evening political discussion withKevin
>>>Powell, Sway, Jehmu Green, Rock The Vote, Davey D. and Jeff Chang.Concert
>>>featuring Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Nas and Def Poets.
>>>Day 4: State Caucuas Meeting. Delegates vote on Plan of Action and
>>>of delegates. Concert with Public Enemy and surprise artists.