WHAT: The Schomburg Center, Library for the Performing Arts, New York University’s Metropolitan Hip-Hop Education Center, and the Breaking Silence: Passing the Mic to Our Daughters Project presents FRESH, BOLD, AND SO DEF WOMEN (FBSD), a 3-hour event that will kick-off a nationwide survey project to address the role, images, and treatment of women in Hip-Hop. The yearlong research project will pose questions to teenagers and women about the portrayal of women in the media, sexual harassment, career opportunities, and gender and race discrimination. The goal is to release a White Paper on the findings of the survey. FBSD will premiere The Breaking Silence Project film trailer which gives a glimpse of an ongoing dialogue with young ladies between the ages of 12-18. The project provides an opportunity and platform for these young ladies to address, discuss, and challenge their feelings on Hip-Hop and the way they are receiving messages in culture. FBSD will also show Who’s That Girl: Women of Color and Hip Hop, a short by award-winning filmmaker Nuala Cabral. Through personal testimony and heated dialogue, hip hop fans and artists speak critically and candidly about an inner conflict, corporate control, and hopes for a music.
WHEN: Saturday, March 23, 2013
4pm-5pm- Arrivals & Interviews
WHERE: The Schomburg Center Langston Hughes Auditorium- 515 Malcolm X Blvd. New York, NY 10037
(Btwn 135th & 136th)
MORE INFO: Please visit the Schomburg site here