Human rights anti-war activist and comedian legend
Dick Gregory will deliver the keynote speech to open the fourth annual “Hip
Hop Generation-Hip Hop As A Movement” Conference, April 11-13, 2003 at
the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
Gathering under the banner of Peace and Anti-Militarism,
the weekend event will feature panels, strategy sessions, and performances.
The conference will also feature panels on the
“Gentrification of Hip Hop” and “Hip Hop and Prophecy” in
addition to film screenings and exhibitions.
Dick Gregory will give the keynote address on
Friday, April 11th. In the tradition of his work with Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr. and social justice movements, Gregory joins the event in its call for peace
and an end to inequality at home.
Other confirmed panelists and performers include
Smiff N Wessun (Rawkus/MCA), Buckshot, DJ Evil Dee, and Sean Price aka Ruck
of Duck Down Records, Davey D., Charlie Ahearn (Wild Style), Mario Africa (Move/AWOL Magazine),
Billy “Upski” Wimsatt, Ernie Paniciolli, Eyedea feat. Bro. Ali and
Musab (Rhymesayers), Kuttin Kandi (5th Platoon), Wordsworth (Lyricist Lounge),
Grouchy Greg Watkins (allhiphop.com), The Core Four, Rise & Shine, Cristina
Veran, Immortal Technique, DJ G Brown, Black Elephant, Pri the Honey Dark, and
The “Hip Hop As A Movement” conference
has garnered the praise of both Hip Hop pioneers and music industry opinion
leaders and has distinguished itself nationally as the premier collegiate Hip
Hop event. This year promises to be a milestone in the Hip Hop activist movement.
For more information and updates visit the official
conference website at www.hiphopgeneration.org