The Department of Africana Studies holds a long-standing tradition of inviting scholars, activists, artists, and community leaders to the Auraria campus to foster learning opportunities that complement subject-specific instruction.
A number of colleges and universities have turned to Hip-Hop scholarship and practitioners of Hip-Hop culture to contextualize traditional fields of study. The Sankofa Lecture Series, the only conference in the region that focuses on the use of art and culture to enhance educational practices; situates the pedagogy and influence of Hip-Hop as a site of cultural literacy, identity formation, and tool for innovative and effective teaching.
On Thursday, September 26, 2013, please join the Department of Africana Studies as we host this event in partnership with stakeholders in academia, business, and the Denver community.
Our keynote speaker is Hip-Hop scholar and pioneer, Chuck D, co-founder of the legendary Hip-Hop group Public Enemy; 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honorees.