22 May One Mic Conversation: Who is the I? (VIDEO)
Date: Monday, March 31, 2014
Venue: The University of the District of Columbia
Moderated by: Jay E. Morrow
Panelists: DJ Heat | Renina Jarmon | Shanté Paradigm Smalls – Click here for bios.
Originally presented as part of the One Mic Festival, a collaboration between The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Hi-Arts, this was one four LSP-produced conversations entitled Who is the I? Shifting the Hip Hop Framework on Sexuality and Identity. Long known for its heterosexual overtones, Hip Hop in the 21st century is being challenged to come into a more realistic understanding of shifting sexual norms. This conversation will explore the monuments and myths at the intersection of sex, race, and gender performance in Hip Hop and discuss the hegemony, the alienation, and the fierce forms of expression that are emerging out of this space. Curated and produced by Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi for LiL SoSo Productions and co-produced by Hans Charles for Align Pictures.