Event Title

Women in Hip Hop Panel

Event Type

Talk

Location

University Hall 1000

Start Date

29-10-2010 1:00 PM

End Date

29-10-2010 2:50 PM

Description

Moderated by Evelyn McDonnell, chair
Panelists:
Angie Colette Beatty, a vegan/feminist/scholar/activist and social entrepreneur, has facilitated media literacy education and writing workshops at national conferences and youth facilities for more than a decade. She holds a BS in Psychology from Delaware State University (1997), and attained her PhD in Communication from the University of Michigan in 2005. Angie received both a Kramarae Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language & Gender and Foote Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan in 2006 for her work on power and Black women and girls' aggression in hip hop culture, and her work, "What Is This Gangstressism in Popular Culture?" appears in the anthology Next Wave Cultures: Feminism, Subcultures, Activism by Anita Harris (2008).

The (SIS)TEM is a collective of female emcees, producers, vocalist, and Djs, co-founded by Aceyalone and DVS 1, from the legendary Project Blowed in Los Angeles. DVS 1 created and hosted a hip hop show respectively named, "Female Perspective." Being a female emcee she saw that on the main stream, as well as the underground, women weren't getting their just due. She decided to organize an event showing off the ladies' talent. By the time she reached the second one the roster for performers doubled. This prompted the idea to create an album of all female emcees because apparently there was an untouched fan base out there for it. "We never knew there were so many hungry, motivated driven women all on the same grind". You can call it "the female Wu-Tang". The (SIS)TEM is about 7 Core Members (all solo artists) and a host of about 15-20 affiliates, all coming together to push one goal; For women to gain the respect they deserve on the mic. The (SIS)TEM came about during a time when Hip Hop is starving for feminine energy. These women are definitely filling the void with quality music.

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Oct 29th, 1:00 PM Oct 29th, 2:50 PM

Women in Hip Hop Panel

University Hall 1000

Moderated by Evelyn McDonnell, chair
Panelists:
Angie Colette Beatty, a vegan/feminist/scholar/activist and social entrepreneur, has facilitated media literacy education and writing workshops at national conferences and youth facilities for more than a decade. She holds a BS in Psychology from Delaware State University (1997), and attained her PhD in Communication from the University of Michigan in 2005. Angie received both a Kramarae Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language & Gender and Foote Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan in 2006 for her work on power and Black women and girls' aggression in hip hop culture, and her work, "What Is This Gangstressism in Popular Culture?" appears in the anthology Next Wave Cultures: Feminism, Subcultures, Activism by Anita Harris (2008).

The (SIS)TEM is a collective of female emcees, producers, vocalist, and Djs, co-founded by Aceyalone and DVS 1, from the legendary Project Blowed in Los Angeles. DVS 1 created and hosted a hip hop show respectively named, "Female Perspective." Being a female emcee she saw that on the main stream, as well as the underground, women weren't getting their just due. She decided to organize an event showing off the ladies' talent. By the time she reached the second one the roster for performers doubled. This prompted the idea to create an album of all female emcees because apparently there was an untouched fan base out there for it. "We never knew there were so many hungry, motivated driven women all on the same grind". You can call it "the female Wu-Tang". The (SIS)TEM is about 7 Core Members (all solo artists) and a host of about 15-20 affiliates, all coming together to push one goal; For women to gain the respect they deserve on the mic. The (SIS)TEM came about during a time when Hip Hop is starving for feminine energy. These women are definitely filling the void with quality music.