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We Found HipHop Presents: Culture As Capital

March 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Culture as Capital:

How We use Hip Hop to ReClaim Representations of Women in Media:

A critical discussion of community cultural wealth.

Lead by Piper Carter (co-Founder of We Found Hip Hop) with special guests from Oakland University: Dr. Kellie Hay (Associate Professor in Critical Cultural Studies) & Rebekah Farrugia PhD (Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director in Media Studies).


In the GM Theater:

* 1:00pm: Doors

* 1:00pm -2:00pm: Music by DJ Haintso:of Seraphine Collective

* 2:00pm: Documentary Film about Detroit Women In Hip Hop

* 2:30pm: Discussion with Dr. Kellie Hay & Kellie Farrugia PhD

* 3:00pm- 5:00pm: Concert

* 4:45pm-5:00pm: Open Mic

* 5:00pm-6:00pm: Reception in the Rotunda w DJ Sassi Blaque

Following the performance will be a reception where guests can interact with the Artists and purchase their merchandise.

This event will inform and empower Women and Girls through media clips, performance, and a discussion. It will also feature Live performances by our All-Woman Band lead by Musical Director Aisha Ellis, featuring several of Detroit’s Incredible Artists: Boog Brown, Joi Tiffany, Sanaa Su, Frankie B., Dorthea Thomas, Princess Covergirl Taylor, Dj Haintso, DJ Sassie Blaque, & Alexn Wundrland.

The All Woman Band consists of

* Aisha Ellis: Drums

* Emily Rogers: Bass

* Sarah Rez: Guitar

* Ashley Nelson: Violin

* Pamela Wise: Keys

Pamela Wise is a Kresge Award Winning Jazz Pianist.

The media shown: Detroit Women In Hip Hop a short documentary by Piper Carter. This candid film serves as a glimpse of an ongoing dialogue with women who identify as Hip Hop Artists who have been a part of building this movement. It provides an opportunity and platform for people to address, discuss, and challenge their feelings on Hip-Hop and the way they are receiving messages in culture.

The discussion will be with Hip Hop Scholars Professors Dr. Kellie Hay + Rebekah Farrugia PhD of Oakland University who will be releasing a book later in 2020 about their time spent following, researching and documenting Detroit Women in Hip Hop. “Women Wrapping Revolution: Hip-Hop and Community Building and 21st-Century Detroit. 

This program presented by The Education Department and The Department of Public Programs of The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and is open to all ages, teens, adults, students, professors, faculty, and community are welcome. This session will be a general discussion around some of the popular/mainstream images of Women that we see or hear on a daily basis. I will present about some of the work I have been doing with Women involved to provide a different perspective or point-of-view that a lot of the people won’t necessarily know about. Piper will also incorporate different multimedia, videos and music clips, to emphasize certain points and frame the conversation. A healthy question and answer period will be offered following the presentation.


March 3
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


We Found Hip Hop


Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 E. Warren
Detroit, Michigan 48201
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