Monday, August 27, 2007

Acclaimed Hip-Hop docu-film at church today

An out-of-town colleague pointed Michael and me to this post. I'm glad we received this free advertising. Thanks to Carly for making this event happen!

Staff report
Democrat & Chronicle

(August 26, 2007) — Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes, a critically acclaimed documentary film, will be shown at noon today at St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene Episcopal Church, 17 S. Fitzhugh St.

The award-winning documentary by Byron Hurt examines the issues of masculinity, sexism, violence and homophobia in today's hip-hop culture.

A discussion will follow.

Panelists include Jean Howard, chief of staff in the Office of the Mayor; State Sen. Joe Robach; and representatives of various women's organizations.

The suggested donation is $5.

This event, which coincides with Women's Equality Day, is the inaugural partnership program for two local groups: Stand Up Guys and Survivors Advocating for Effective Reform.

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