Grammy winning rapper, Lupe Fiasco will join national and local leaders and the Detroit community are coming together this Sunday, July 29, 2012 from 4pm – 7pm at the Charles H Wright African American Museum to discuss the “State of Hip Hop” and Hip Hop culture’s and those who subscribe to it, ability to be agents of positive change in the world today.
The Town Hall is being co-convened by the Respect My Vote! campaign, Hip Hop Caucus Detroit, Detroit’s Radio-One, and the City of Detroit.
The Town Hall will discuss employment, economic, social and political challenge faced by the Detroit community and state of Michigan. Participants will be able to register to vote at the Town Hall, and participate in the discussion.
Lupe Fiasco’s new album Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Part 1 will be released on September 25, 2012. He will discuss the role of Hip Hop music and culture in creating needed change.
CONFIRMED SPEAKERS: Lupe Fiasco, Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. President & CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus, Author & Poet Jessica Care Moore, Civil Rights Historian Gregory Reed, and Radio-One Program Director Jay Hicks
MODERATED BY: John Mason of Radio-One, one of Detroit’s most legendary voices
WHEN: Sunday July 29, 2012
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
WHERE: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (map below)
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
Ford Auditorium Room
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, ARRIVE EARLY
Not in Detroit? Join us via twitter. Follow @HipHopCaucus for live-tweeting of the townhall. And tweet your questions for Lupe Fiasco and any of the speakers between now and Sunday by using the hashtag #RespectMyVote. Top questions will be asked at the Town Hall and answered via Twitter!
Map: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
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