Hip Hop and Immigration

Session time: 
Friday, June 26, 2015 -
10:30am to 12:00pm
Session Room: 
Temple U: Student Center Cinema
Short Description: 
Focusing on the historical and current intersections between the struggle for immigrant rights and the socio-political concerns of the Hip-Hop generation.
Description: 

This multimedia workshop focuses on the historical and current intersections between the struggle for immigrant rights and the socio-political concerns of the Hip-Hop generation. By exploring the historic role of immigrant communities in the creation of Hip-Hop culture, as well as the parallels between the continued criminalization of immigrants and young people of color, this workshop posits that it is the Hip Hop’s generation's responsibility to defend immigrant rights.

Fronts of Struggle: 
Immigration struggles, decolonization, anti-imperialism
Culture – capitalist appropriation of culture, political culture, and movement culture
Organization: 
Rebel Diaz
Organization Web site: 
http://rebeldiaz.blogspot.com/
Organization Description: 
Rebel Diaz shows us the true global power of Hip-Hop. After first performing at an immigrant rights march in New York City in 2006 in front of a half million people, the bilingual crew has taken the international community by storm with their explosive live shows.
Polycentric Site: 
Philadelphia, PA
Presentation Languages: 
English