Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes: A Local Response - March 13, 2007

Byron, Jay and Kenny outside WILL-TV

The Youth Media Workshop invited independent filmmaker, Byron Hurt, to show his film “Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes,” and discuss the ideas in it at a public forum, March 13, 2007 at the Spurlock Museum on the campus of the University of Illinois.  A standing-room-only crowd packed the auditorium to watch the film and join in a panel discussion featuring Mr. Hurt, Aisha Durham, hip-hop feminist; Brian Mitchell, Youth Media Workshop participant; Gabby Ceasar, Youth Media Workshop participant; Sara Clark Kaplan, assistant professor in the African American Studies and Research Program at the University of Illinois and Twick G, Champaign hip-hop artist. The panel was moderated by William Patterson, assoc. director of the African American Cultural Center and co-director of the Youth Media Workshop.  The event was videotaped by Youth Media Workshop participants and made into a local program broadcast on WILL-TV May 25, 2007.


Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes: A Local Response - March 13, 2007

Byron, Gabby, Veronica and Tiera at WILL-TV

Byron, Gabby, Veronica and Tiera at WILL-TV

The Youth Media Workshop invited independent filmmaker, Byron Hurt, to show his film “Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes,” and discuss the ideas in it at a public forum, March 13, 2007 at the Spurlock Museum on the campus of the University of Illinois.  A standing-room-only crowd packed the auditorium to watch the film and join in a panel discussion featuring Mr. Hurt, Aisha Durham, hip-hop feminist; Brian Mitchell, Youth Media Workshop participant; Gabby Ceasar, Youth Media Workshop participant; Sara Clark Kaplan, assistant professor in the African American Studies and Research Program at the University of Illinois and Twick G, Champaign hip-hop artist. The panel was moderated by William Patterson, assoc. director of the African American Cultural Center and co-director of the Youth Media Workshop.  The event was videotaped by Youth Media Workshop participants and made into a local program broadcast on WILL-TV May 25, 2007.


Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes: A Local Response - March 13, 2007

Group Photo After Event

Group Photo After Event

The Youth Media Workshop invited independent filmmaker, Byron Hurt, to show his film “Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes,” and discuss the ideas in it at a public forum, March 13, 2007 at the Spurlock Museum on the campus of the University of Illinois.  A standing-room-only crowd packed the auditorium to watch the film and join in a panel discussion featuring Mr. Hurt, Aisha Durham, hip-hop feminist; Brian Mitchell, Youth Media Workshop participant; Gabby Ceasar, Youth Media Workshop participant; Sara Clark Kaplan, assistant professor in the African American Studies and Research Program at the University of Illinois and Twick G, Champaign hip-hop artist. The panel was moderated by William Patterson, assoc. director of the African American Cultural Center and co-director of the Youth Media Workshop.  The event was videotaped by Youth Media Workshop participants and made into a local program broadcast on WILL-TV May 25, 2007.


Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes: A Local Response - March 13, 2007

Tiera on camera

The Youth Media Workshop invited independent filmmaker, Byron Hurt, to show his film “Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes,” and discuss the ideas in it at a public forum, March 13, 2007 at the Spurlock Museum on the campus of the University of Illinois.  A standing-room-only crowd packed the auditorium to watch the film and join in a panel discussion featuring Mr. Hurt, Aisha Durham, hip-hop feminist; Brian Mitchell, Youth Media Workshop participant; Gabby Ceasar, Youth Media Workshop participant; Sara Clark Kaplan, assistant professor in the African American Studies and Research Program at the University of Illinois and Twick G, Champaign hip-hop artist. The panel was moderated by William Patterson, assoc. director of the African American Cultural Center and co-director of the Youth Media Workshop.  The event was videotaped by Youth Media Workshop participants and made into a local program broadcast on WILL-TV May 25, 2007.


Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes: A Local Response - March 13, 2007

Champaign hip-hop artist Twick G

Champaign hip-hop artist Twick G

The Youth Media Workshop invited independent filmmaker, Byron Hurt, to show his film “Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes,” and discuss the ideas in it at a public forum, March 13, 2007 at the Spurlock Museum on the campus of the University of Illinois.  A standing-room-only crowd packed the auditorium to watch the film and join in a panel discussion featuring Mr. Hurt, Aisha Durham, hip-hop feminist; Brian Mitchell, Youth Media Workshop participant; Gabby Ceasar, Youth Media Workshop participant; Sara Clark Kaplan, assistant professor in the African American Studies and Research Program at the University of Illinois and Twick G, Champaign hip-hop artist. The panel was moderated by William Patterson, assoc. director of the African American Cultural Center and co-director of the Youth Media Workshop.  The event was videotaped by Youth Media Workshop participants and made into a local program broadcast on WILL-TV May 25, 2007.


Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes: A Local Response - March 13, 2007

Talking to Byron After the Panel Discussion

Talking to Byron after panel

The Youth Media Workshop invited independent filmmaker, Byron Hurt, to show his film “Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes,” and discuss the ideas in it at a public forum, March 13, 2007 at the Spurlock Museum on the campus of the University of Illinois.  A standing-room-only crowd packed the auditorium to watch the film and join in a panel discussion featuring Mr. Hurt, Aisha Durham, hip-hop feminist; Brian Mitchell, Youth Media Workshop participant; Gabby Ceasar, Youth Media Workshop participant; Sara Clark Kaplan, assistant professor in the African American Studies and Research Program at the University of Illinois and Twick G, Champaign hip-hop artist. The panel was moderated by William Patterson, assoc. director of the African American Cultural Center and co-director of the Youth Media Workshop.  The event was videotaped by Youth Media Workshop participants and made into a local program broadcast on WILL-TV May 25, 2007.


Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes: A Local Response - March 13, 2007

Sara, Brian, Aisha, Byron

The Youth Media Workshop invited independent filmmaker, Byron Hurt, to show his film “Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes,” and discuss the ideas in it at a public forum, March 13, 2007 at the Spurlock Museum on the campus of the University of Illinois.  A standing-room-only crowd packed the auditorium to watch the film and join in a panel discussion featuring Mr. Hurt, Aisha Durham, hip-hop feminist; Brian Mitchell, Youth Media Workshop participant; Gabby Ceasar, Youth Media Workshop participant; Sara Clark Kaplan, assistant professor in the African American Studies and Research Program at the University of Illinois and Twick G, Champaign hip-hop artist. The panel was moderated by William Patterson, assoc. director of the African American Cultural Center and co-director of the Youth Media Workshop.  The event was videotaped by Youth Media Workshop participants and made into a local program broadcast on WILL-TV May 25, 2007.


Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes: A Local Response - March 13, 2007

Panelists after disucssion

Panelists after discussion

The Youth Media Workshop invited independent filmmaker, Byron Hurt, to show his film “Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes,” and discuss the ideas in it at a public forum, March 13, 2007 at the Spurlock Museum on the campus of the University of Illinois.  A standing-room-only crowd packed the auditorium to watch the film and join in a panel discussion featuring Mr. Hurt, Aisha Durham, hip-hop feminist; Brian Mitchell, Youth Media Workshop participant; Gabby Ceasar, Youth Media Workshop participant; Sara Clark Kaplan, assistant professor in the African American Studies and Research Program at the University of Illinois and Twick G, Champaign hip-hop artist. The panel was moderated by William Patterson, assoc. director of the African American Cultural Center and co-director of the Youth Media Workshop.  The event was videotaped by Youth Media Workshop participants and made into a local program broadcast on WILL-TV May 25, 2007.


Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes: A Local Response - March 13, 2007

Laina adjusting camera

Laina adjusting camera from front row

The Youth Media Workshop invited independent filmmaker, Byron Hurt, to show his film “Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes,” and discuss the ideas in it at a public forum, March 13, 2007 at the Spurlock Museum on the campus of the University of Illinois.  A standing-room-only crowd packed the auditorium to watch the film and join in a panel discussion featuring Mr. Hurt, Aisha Durham, hip-hop feminist; Brian Mitchell, Youth Media Workshop participant; Gabby Ceasar, Youth Media Workshop participant; Sara Clark Kaplan, assistant professor in the African American Studies and Research Program at the University of Illinois and Twick G, Champaign hip-hop artist. The panel was moderated by William Patterson, assoc. director of the African American Cultural Center and co-director of the Youth Media Workshop.  The event was videotaped by Youth Media Workshop participants and made into a local program broadcast on WILL-TV May 25, 2007.


Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes: A Local Response - March 13, 2007

Panel Discussion

High angle shot of panelists from mid way up auditorium

The Youth Media Workshop invited independent filmmaker, Byron Hurt, to show his film “Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes,” and discuss the ideas in it at a public forum, March 13, 2007 at the Spurlock Museum on the campus of the University of Illinois.  A standing-room-only crowd packed the auditorium to watch the film and join in a panel discussion featuring Mr. Hurt, Aisha Durham, hip-hop feminist; Brian Mitchell, Youth Media Workshop participant; Gabby Ceasar, Youth Media Workshop participant; Sara Clark Kaplan, assistant professor in the African American Studies and Research Program at the University of Illinois and Twick G, Champaign hip-hop artist. The panel was moderated by William Patterson, assoc. director of the African American Cultural Center and co-director of the Youth Media Workshop.  The event was videotaped by Youth Media Workshop participants and made into a local program broadcast on WILL-TV May 25, 2007.


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