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Beats, Rhymes and Laughs: Culture as a Tool for Racial Justice

Saturday, 02 February 2013 14:22 By Jen Chien, National Radio Project | Radio Program

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Artists and creative people have always used culture as a tool for social change. On this edition, excerpts from a panel on racial justice, culture and politics featuring some of today’s most insightful and outspoken artists. “Culture Trumps Politics: or Does It?” took place at the Facing Race conference in November 2012 and was moderated by Applied Research Center’s Rinku Sen.

On the panel are Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas, comedian Negin Farsad, recently named one of the 50 funniest women by the Huffington Post; Lolis Eric Elie, a documentary filmmaker and writer for the HBO show Treme; and Jeff Chang, award-winning author of Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation.

Special thanks to Applied Research Center, Colorlines and the Facing Race Conference 2012.

Featuring:

Rinku Sen, Applied Research Center executive director; Jose Antonio Vargas, Define American founder; Negin Farsad, comedian; Jeff Chang, Writer; Lolis Eric Elie, writer and documentary filmmaker.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

Jen Chien

Jen Chien is a producer for the National Radio Project. She joined Making Contact in 2012. She reports and produces segments for KALW especially on the education and economic inequality beats.


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Beats, Rhymes and Laughs: Culture as a Tool for Racial Justice

Saturday, 02 February 2013 14:22 By Jen Chien, National Radio Project | Radio Program

Media

Artists and creative people have always used culture as a tool for social change. On this edition, excerpts from a panel on racial justice, culture and politics featuring some of today’s most insightful and outspoken artists. “Culture Trumps Politics: or Does It?” took place at the Facing Race conference in November 2012 and was moderated by Applied Research Center’s Rinku Sen.

On the panel are Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas, comedian Negin Farsad, recently named one of the 50 funniest women by the Huffington Post; Lolis Eric Elie, a documentary filmmaker and writer for the HBO show Treme; and Jeff Chang, award-winning author of Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation.

Special thanks to Applied Research Center, Colorlines and the Facing Race Conference 2012.

Featuring:

Rinku Sen, Applied Research Center executive director; Jose Antonio Vargas, Define American founder; Negin Farsad, comedian; Jeff Chang, Writer; Lolis Eric Elie, writer and documentary filmmaker.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

Jen Chien

Jen Chien is a producer for the National Radio Project. She joined Making Contact in 2012. She reports and produces segments for KALW especially on the education and economic inequality beats.


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