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    December 05, 2010

    The Harlem Children’s Zone, American Values Institute, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Open Society Foundations Campaign for Black Male Achievement host a community town hall discussion to kick off Black Male: Re-Imagined—a national summit to address the negative perceptions and associations of black men and boys in American society. The town hall conversation will feature an intergenerational group of artists who live at the intersection of culture and social change, who will explore questions such as:

     

    + What role does art and culture play in advancing social justice?

    + Does the desire for social change drive what we see in culture or do cultural shifts bring about social change?

    + How does media impact the way we see each other and ourselves?

    + What role can media influencers like Sean "Diddy" Combs and Kanye West play in transforming and challenging the misperceptions of black youth and our own self-image?

    Our hope is that this rich dialogue will empower black youth to use art and culture to transform self-images and empower communities to create change. AGENDA Monday, December 6 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Town Hall at Harlem Children's Zone A town hall with grantees, all conference invitees, and community to talk about the role of culture, media and politics from an intergenerational perspective. SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Nick Cannon, Russell Simmons, Lupe Fiasco, John O’Neal, and Jordan Coleman MODERATOR: Ann Beeson

     

    Watch it live tomorrow night - Monday, December 6th @ 6:30pm EST right here!

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on December 05, 2010

The Harlem Children’s Zone, American Values Institute, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Open Society Foundations Campaign for Black Male Achievement host a community town hall discussion to kick off Black Male: Re-Imagined—a national summit to address the negative perceptions and associations of black men and boys in American society. The town hall conversation will feature an intergenerational group of artists who live at the intersection of culture and social change, who will explore questions such as:

 

+ What role does art and culture play in advancing social justice?

+ Does the desire for social change drive what we see in culture or do cultural shifts bring about social change?

+ How does media impact the way we see each other and ourselves?

+ What role can media influencers like Sean "Diddy" Combs and Kanye West play in transforming and challenging the misperceptions of black youth and our own self-image?

Our hope is that this rich dialogue will empower black youth to use art and culture to transform self-images and empower communities to create change. AGENDA Monday, December 6 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Town Hall at Harlem Children's Zone A town hall with grantees, all conference invitees, and community to talk about the role of culture, media and politics from an intergenerational perspective. SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Nick Cannon, Russell Simmons, Lupe Fiasco, John O’Neal, and Jordan Coleman MODERATOR: Ann Beeson

 

Watch it live tomorrow night - Monday, December 6th @ 6:30pm EST right here!

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L-U-P-ENDCHICAGO251's picture

any lupe song this doggs is in the background he got real talent ye. spect. l-u-pend
djlan's picture

I thought this talk was great and I'm happy someone decided to have this discussion because it is more than necessary. I was wondering if there is going to be a recording available because I'd like to share with friends and listen again. hopeful. i am we
Asmanis-De Schacht David's picture

I agree with that but you posted a Rick Ross's video on your blog. The fakest studio gangsta. But I forgive you ;) If I like your music, it's specifically because you don't play a role. You real. And when you talk about the street you are yet real. You bring positive vibes and I love it. But the rappers are not the only problem, we all must be good examples to the kids. For exemple, I don't smoke when kids are around me. WE ARE NOT LOSERS WE ARE LASERS. I WILL BUY YOUR LP FOR REAL. YOU DESERVE MY BUCKS. PEACE
Jeremiah D's picture

lol nick cannon?

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