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Franklin Center Hosts Forum on Understanding the Hip-Hop Culture

 Franklin Center to host Hip Hop and Young America Forum

The Aliquippa Council of Men and Fathers, an initiative of The Franklin Center of Beaver County, will host Hip Hop and Young America: Media Images & Community Impact on Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theater at the Aliquippa High School in Aliquippa PA.  The forum will feature an intellectual discussion on the images and messages in Hip Hop and their effect on youth and community.

Three of the featured panelists for the evening include Pittsburgh rapper/emcee and community activist Jasiri X, music executive Lee Davis, and Educator/#HipHopEd Amil Cook.  Social critic, science advocate and public intellectual Christopher Emdin, who is an associate professor at Columbia University, will join the discussion via Skype.   Event coordinator Patrick Pettis will moderate.

People of all ages are invited to attend the event and to participate in this lively, scholarly conversation.  Hip Hop and Young America is the second of two hip hop forums hosted by the Franklin Center of Beaver County.

The event is made possible through a Disproportionate Minority Contact grant by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. The law firm, Cobb Council, is the event’s corporate sponsor.  Admission into the forum is free.

For more information, contact the Franklin Center of Beaver County at (724) 378-2882, or Patrick Pettis, forum coordinator, at

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