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Schedule and Agenda

March 4, 2006,
Stanford University, Wallenberg Hall

8:45 – 9:30


Marcyliena Morgan, Hiphop Archive – James R. Bettinger, The John S. Knight Fellowship - Lawrence Bobo, Director, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity and Program in African and African American Studies

9:30 –10:45

Panel I :: The Highs of Low-End Theory: If Not Now, When? If Not You, Who?

Moderator: Elvis Mitchell
This panel focuses on some of the important ideas, insights and issues that have come out of academic research and writing and journalistic reporting of Hiphop. It also focuses on areas of reporting and research that have been overlooked and might be included in the body of knowledge on Hiphop culture.
Panelists: Angela Ards, Eric Arnold, Sheena Lester, Adam Mansbach, Joan Morgan, Akiba Solomon, S. Craig Watkins, Raquel Rivera

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10:45 – 11:15


11:15 – 12:00

Panel II :: Get in Where You Fit in: Organizing Space, Place, Race and the Digital World

Moderator: J Phillip Thompson
This panel is concerned with Hiphop as a potential source for activism and social change. It focuses on political organizing and the use of electronic media to share ideas and shape opinions.
Panelists: Adisa Banjoko, Robert ‘biko’ Baker, Ruth Williams, Anita Johnson, Elaine Richardson, Ben Caldwell, Imani Perry

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12:00– 1:15

Lunch break and book signings

1:15 – 2:30

Panel III :: The Artist as The Theorist: “I Am Hiphop”

Moderator: Michael Eric Dyson
This panel addresses questions about how artists produce and represent Hiphop as well as media and scholarly attempts to label artists. Its focus is on both what the artist is trying to do and how the artist deals with other’s critique of what he or she does.
Panelists: Boots Riley, Tommie Shelby, Paris, Domino, KRS-One, Stic, Carlito Rodriguez, Davey D, Ladybug Mecca

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2:30 – 2:45


2:45 – 4:00

Panel IV :: This is Grown Folk’s ‘Real’ Business: Community, Identity, Pheminism (Feminism), and World Hiphop

Moderator: Bakari Kitwana
This panel focuses on how Hiphop shapes our understanding of society as well as some of the questions it raises about race, social class, community building, family, gender and organizing throughout the world.
Panelists: Kierna Mayo, Mark Anthony Neal, Giuseppe Pipitone, Gwendolyn Pough, Murray Forman, Camilla Westenberg

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4:00 – 4:15


4:15– 5:30

Panel V :: Writing, Representing and Researching Hiphop: Who’s Writing Whom?

Moderator: Cathy Cohen
This panel is concerned with some of the issues raised when conducting Hiphop research and reporting for traditional and non-Hiphop friendly audiences, academic institutions and media outlets.
Panelists: H. Samy Alim, Jon Caramanica, Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Lola Ogunnaike, James Peterson, Eithne Quinn, Derrick Darby, James Spady, Tracy Sharpley-Whiting

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5:30 – 7:00

Opening Reception

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McClatchy Hall - Building 120
Room 101B

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