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Democracy Remixed, Black Youth and the Future of American Politics

February 9, 2011 Leave a Comment

In Democracy Remixed, award-winning scholar Cathy Cohen offers an authoritative analysis of the state of black youth in America today. Join us for a conversation about the politics, ideas and resistance of black youth. 
Saturday, February 19 
2 - 5pm
Chicago Urban Art Society
2229 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL

The program will begin with a conversation between Cathy Cohen and Bakari Kitwana, about the future o...f young black Americans and American democracy. Then, a panel of national and local voices who work with black youth will address the question: what would a black youth political agenda look like? Participants in this important conversation include:
CATHY COHEN, author of Democracy Remixed and The Boundaries of Blackness

BAKARI KITWANA, author of The Hip Hop Generation and Why White Kids Love Hip Hop

BIKO BAKER, Executive Director of the League of Young Voters

ROSA CLEMENTE, community organizer, radio journalist, hip hop activist and a 2008 Vice-Presidential candidate with the Green Party

DARA COOPER (moderator), Chicago activist with Ella's Daughters, Rising In Solidarity with Ayiti, and Healthy Food Hub.

KENYON FARROW, former Executive Director of Queers for Economic Justice, writer, organizer, speaker

ANGIE FRESCO, youth organizer for Southside Together Organized for Power (STOP) and poetry coordinator for Southwest Youth Collaborative

FM SUPREME, hip hop artist, educator and talent manager for Young Chicago Authors
Reservations required. Register online at http://bit.ly/gI9FV0, email events@prairie.org, or call 312 422 5580.

This intergenerational conversation will launch a series of programs commemorating The Public Square's 10 year anniversary. A reception and book-signing will follow the program.

Presented by the Black Youth Project, The Public Square, Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago, Gender and Women's Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and WBEZ 91.5FM.

Co-sponsored by Affinity; Chicago Freedom School; Chicago Hip Hop Civic Engagement Project; Chicago Votes; Ella's Daughters; Free Write Jail Arts and Literacy Program; Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy; Organization of Black Students at University of Chicago; The Black Star Project; Southwest Youth Collaborative; Teachers for Social Justice; and Words, Beats & Life. 


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