GSU conference explores hip-hop and popular culture’s influence on social justice
Hip-hop and popular Black culture are the focus of a local conference.
Georgia State University and Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History are partnering to host the Beyond The Culture II: Black Popular Culture and Social Justice conference.
On Monday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Dr. Lakeyta Monique Bonnette-Bailey, an associate professor of Africana Studies at Georgia State, said that, throughout history, popular culture has advocated for and influenced social justice.
“Social justice and hip-hop are strongly intertwined,” said Bonnette-Bailey.
During the conversation, Bonnette-Bailey further talked about the relationship between hip-hop artists and politicians and the lineup for the conference that kicks off on Feb. 8th at the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History.