(AllHipHop News) AllHipHop.com’s voter education and engagement partner, The League of Young Voters Education Fund (LYVEF), is hosting a live streaming panel discussion today (February 21) from University of Southern Indiana, Evansville.
Viewers can log-on at 8:00PM EST (5:00PM PST) to view a live stream of the “Hip-Hop Activism in the Obama/Tea Party Era” panel discussion. According to LYVEF, “the interactive event explores ways that the election of Barack Obama, the emergence of the Tea Party, and the shifting national political landscape have both strengthened and diminished Hip-Hop’s effectiveness at mobilizing young people.”
The panel will feature LYVEF executive director, Rob “Biko” Baker; rapper/activist, Jasiri X; 2008 Green Party vice-presidential candidate, Rosa Clemente; Angry White Boy author, Adam Mansbach; and moderator/political analyst, Bakari Kitwana.
Participants can log-on to www.YoungVoterLive.com today, February 21, at 8:00PM EST (5:00PM PST) to view the discussion.
The League of Young Voters Education Fund empowers young people nationwide to participate in the democratic process and create progressive political change on the local, state and national level – with a focus on non-college youth and youth from low-income communities and communities of color. The League meets young people where they are, works on issues that affect their lives, and provides them with tools, training and support to become serious catalysts for change. Visit them at www.99Problems.org.
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For the last five years, Rap Sessions, the first national tour of its kind, has brought town hall-style meetings to scores of cities across the country. In 2011, Rap Sessions continues its commitment to engaging the most difficult dialogues facing the hip-hop generation. By touring the nation with leading hip-hop activists, scholars and artists, Rap Sessions helps jumpstart crucial local debate. Past participating institutions include Harvard Law School, Princeton University, Brown University, University of California – Berkeley, Stanford, Vanderbilt University, Washington University, the University of California – Los Angeles, the University of Chicago, The City Museum of New York, The Kauffman Foundation, The Walker Art Center and The Experience Music Project Museum, among others.