Sexism & Masculinity in Contemporary Mainstream Hip-Hop

Thursday, April 17th
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Event starts at 7:00 pm
University of California, Santa Cruz
Stevenson Event Center

Anti-sexist activist and filmmaker, Byron Hurt, will speak about his film, “Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes” where he has taken an in-depth look at the representations of manhood and masculinity in mainstream hip-hop culture. He examines how creative genius, within mainstream hip-hop, collides with misogyny, violence and homophobia, exposing the complex implications these issues have in the construction of masculinity, especially among young people of color.

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