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Friday, July 28 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
501 - Liberation: A Hip Hop State of Place and Mind

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Issues of social justice and its application to archival practice have been written about by Jimerson, Greene, and Ramirez, and reflect a degree of divisiveness within the profession as well as today's American society. This presentation uses hip-hop performance and open discussion to actively define social justice as a guiding principle for archivists to use as a statement of preservation's place and mindset.

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Scott W. Schwartz

Director and Archivist for Music and Fine Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Scott W Schwartz is the Director and Archivist for Music and Fine Arts for the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Alonso Avila

Librarian, University of Iowa
Alonso Avila is a librarian at the University of Iowa Libraries and is a graduate from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research focuses on international hip-hop and special collections.
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Neka and Kahlo Hip Hop Duo

Hip Hop Artists
Portland vibe hip-hop duo Neka and Kahlo provide performances that combine Nika's a smooth R&B tinged hip-hop beat with rapper Kahlo's flowing rhymes that express their unique experiences as individuals who refuse to conform to any one identity alone.

Michael Wurth

Michael Wurth is an undergraduate biology major at the University of Iowa who enrolled in Alonso Avila's fall 2016 hip-hop course, Liberation: A Hip-hop State of Mind, to gain a greater understanding of international hip-hop performance traditions as expressions of social justice... Read More →

Friday July 28, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Oregon BR 204 Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232