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Ohio State Brings In MC Lyte as Featured Keynote for 2012 Hiphop Literacies Conference

Hiphop icon MC LYTE will serve as featured celebrity keynote speaker for Ohio State’s leading-edge conference on Hiphop Literacies.

May 9th at The Ohio State University
May 9th at The Ohio State University
April 27, 2012 - PRLog -- (COLUMBUS, OHIO) The Ohio State University has just announced Hiphop legend MC Lyte will be the featured celebrity keynote speaker for the second annual Hiphop Literacies Conference, a conference designed to explore Hiphop as a site of knowledge formation, identity construction and learning.

The theme of this year’s conference is Hiphop Literacies: The Globalization of Black Popular Culture, This Interdisciplinary Conference promotes research and teaching while stimulating ongoing dialogue and outreach across the university and the local community focusing on issues that affect the lives of youth such as education, racism, social identity, impoverishment, and social inequality in local and international communities.  The  2012 Hiphop Literacies Conference begins May 9, 2012 at The Wexner Film and TV Theater.

Held at The Ohio State University from May 9th to May 11th, 2012 the Hiphop Literacies conference will feature scheduled talks, panels, town hall sessions for local students, and workshops for educators by renowned scholars, educators, and artists in addition to presentations by undergraduates, graduate students, and local community groups.

Each day conference sessions feature faculty presentations from international, national and local students, scholars, and artists. The conference features a workshop for artists and students, a Hiphop for Educators Workshop, as well as a community town hall dialogue.

The conference finale will be topped by a special medley performance by MC Lyte!
Students, faculty, staff, and members of the Columbus community are cordially invited to attend. Conference registration can be completed online at http://osuhiphopliteraciesconference.eventbrite.com/

Admission for this event is free but registration is required.

Save the date! May 9, 2012 - May 11, 2012. For more information about the conference and keynote speakers please visit our website at http://ehe.osu.edu/edtl/hip-hop-literacies.php or email hiphopliteracies@gmail.com

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