The Hip Hop Lecture Series: Mass Incarceration will be held on Thursday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m. as a Zoom Webinar.
The program aims to encourage more people to engage in dialog around the issues facing the community through the use of hip hop music and the visual arts.
The June 11 session will be a discussion focusing on how the prison system has shaped black America and how hip hop artists are fighting for criminal justice and prison reform through music and art. The program will feature artworks by André LeRoy and Taurean Washington.
On July 9, the Hip Hop Lecture Series: Hip Hop and Mental Health will focus on mental health within the culture of hip hop artists as well as its biggest consumers.
The program will feature artworks LeRoy and Washington, as well as by Iris Kirkwood. Shemica Sheppard, Associate Professor of English at FCC, will facilitate each session. Sheppard will be joined by guests and experts in a variety of fields.
The webinars are free and open to all.
Registration for both programs is required and available now at delaplaine.org.
The programs, as well as online exhibitions, workshops, and art projects, are presented as part of Virtual Delaplaine. A list of online content is available at delaplaine.org
The Delaplaine Arts Center is a community-based nonprofit organization providing educational opportunities and experiences in the visual arts through classes, exhibits, and programs for people of all ages.
“Chain Man 5” by Taurean Washington