Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes

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    • Thursday January 26, 2012
      6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Student Center Ballroom
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Colleen Riggle
Women's Resource Center 

Summaries

Summary Sentence: Byron Hurt is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, a published writer and an anti-sexist activist, and will be presenting a lecture on "Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes."

Full Summary: Byron Hurt is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, a published writer and an anti-sexist activist, and will be presenting a lecture on "Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes."

Byron Hurt is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, a published writer and an anti-sexist activist and will be presenting on his most recent documentary, "Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes," which premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.

This documentary is a riveting examination of masculinity, sexism and homophobia in hip-hop culture. Delivering a self-described “loving critique” of rap music, director Byron Hurt — a star quarterback in college, longtime Hip-Hop fan and now gender violence prevention educator —pays tribute to the power and creativity of hip-hop while challenging the rap music industry to take responsibility for glamorizing destructive stereotypes of manhood in general and perpetuating negative myths about African American males in particular. 

Critically acclaimed for its fearless engagement with issues of race and racism, gender violence and the corporate exploitation of youth culture, this prophetic film is as entertaining as it is educational, as bold as the bravado it exposes.

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Keywords
african american males, byron hurt, hip hop, hip-hop: beyond beats and rhymes, women's resource center
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  • Created By: Amelia Pavlik
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Dec 21, 2011 - 10:04am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 9:56pm