By Marcia Lee
WHO: Jeff Chang – Author, Historian, Music Critic
WHEN: October 3, 2012 @ 7pm
WHERE: Fountain Street Church
Below is a bit more information about Jeff, taken from the Woodrick Diversity Learning Center webpage, you can find out more about the other speakers and the lecture series by following the link.
Jeff Chang is a radical historian with both street cred and academic chops, Chang addresses multiculturalism, race relations, student activism, political engagement, the state of the arts, and the politics of abandonment. His book, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation is only ostensibly about hip-hop; it’s really a cultural history. In his follow-up, Who We Be, he traces the rise of multiculturalism—its roots, its triumphs, its commercialization—to tell a new, vibrant, and necessary people’s history. Jeff Chang is the Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University.