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Dick Gregory, Bootcamp Clik, Headline 4th Annual “Hip Hop As A Movement” Conference

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

many more.

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

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