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March 2: “Ok Ladies, Now Let’s Get In Formation”

Tomorrow, a panel of female scholars will discuss gender roles in music and popular culture. “Formation(s): Black Women + Politics + Desire” will be held at 6:15 p.m.  Wednesday, March 2, in White Lecture Hall on Duke’s East Campus.

The event is free and open to the public.

For those unable to attend, the event will be streamed live at https://www.periscope.tv/w/1RDGlberWdgxL and live tweeted using the hashtag #DukeFormation.

Panelists are:

  • Yaba Blay, author, producer and Dan Blue Endowed Chair and visiting professor at North Carolina Central University
  • Joan Morgan, award-winning journalist and author of When Chickenheads Come Home To Roost
  • Rapsody, Grammy-Award winning rap artist
  • Eboni Marshall Turman, the director of Black Church Studies at the Duke Divinity School will moderate.

The History of Hip-Hop course is taught by Mark Anthony Neal, a professor of black popular culture in African and African American studies and producer 9th Wonder, an adjunct professor.

The event is sponsored by African and African American Studies, the Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship (CADCE), and the Duke Council on Race and Ethnicity (DCORE).