“Breathe for Me, Sing For Me”: Hip Hop and the Black Lives Matter Movement

Conference/Symposium | April 19 | 5-8 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 American Cultures

In the movement for Black Lives, hip-hop artists have given expressive shape to the frustrations and aspirations of a generation of activists. Hip-hop music and art has, in many cases, illuminated the complexities and challenges of the movement and creatively engaged Black futurity, even as the most visible and audible anthems have been coopted in ways that often obscure these meanings. Featuring perspectives and performances from students, faculty, artists, activists, and public scholars, this conference will take up some of the central questions posed by the Black Lives Matter movement that resound in hip-hop.

 americancultures@berkeley.edu