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Media & Communications: Mark Anthony Neal to Speak on Hip Hop, Civil Rights, Social Justice

Neal_280x280Black culture and digital humanities author and speaker Mark Anthony Neal comes to Adler University in Chicago March 7 to speak on “Hip Hop, Civil Rights and Social Justice,” a lecture marking the launch of Adler’s new M.A in Media and Communications for Social Change program.

Dr. Neal, Professor and Director of the Institute for Critical U.S. Studies at Duke, will speak on recent events and unrest in Chicago and across the United States–and the role of community advocates and social media can play.  Students in any field of study and citizens from any community have an opportunity to engage in and advance awareness of their roles as agents of change throughout the world.   

Dr. Neal has written several books and lectured extensively on black popular culture, black masculinity, and the digital humanities. The founder and managing editor of NewBlackMan, he also hosts the weekly webcast Left of Black in collaboration with the John Hope Franklin Center of International and Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke. He is a frequent commentator for National Public Radio (NPR) and contributes to online media outlets including Huff Post Black Voices.

“Hip Hop, Civil Rights and Social Justice” takes place noon to 1 p.m. Monday, March 7, in Community Hall at Adler University’s Chicago Campus.

Lunch is offered but space is limited.  RSVP to Davina Jones, Ph.D., Adler University Program Director, M.A. in Media and Communications for Social Change, at djones@adler.edu. The event is free and open to the public; visitors must check in when they arrive on campus.

Neal’s presentation is hosted by the M.A. in Media and Communications program in partnership with Adler University’s Office of Community Engagement.

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