JEFF CHANG in conversation with ADAM MANSBACH

Credit: Monica May





Jeff Chang in conversation with Adam Mansbach

Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Who We Be: A Cultural History of Race in Post Civil Rights America 

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It's hard to express just how cool and important Who We Be is with words alone.  Jeff seems to share this sentiment when it comes to a cultural history of the idea of racial progress because Who We Be remixes comic strips and contemporary art, campus protests and corporate marketing campaigns, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Trayvon Martin.  
Now you can join the conversation too: How do Americans see race now?  How has that changed - and not changed - over the half-century? After eras framed by words like "multicultural" and "post-racial," do we see each other anymore clearly?  Join us for a timely discussion with journalist, music critic, and Executive Director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford University, Jeff Chang.  He will be interviewed by the author of Go the F**k to Sleep, Adam Mansbach, to celebrate the paperback release of Who We Be
Jeff Chang co-founded and ran the indie hip hop label, then known as SoleSides, but now known as Quannum Projects, and helped launch the careers of DJ Shadow, Blackalicious, Lyrics Born, and Lateef the Truth Speaker. The anti-apartheid and the anti-racist movement at UC Berkeley politicized Chang and he worked as a community laborer and student organizer; Chang was an organizer of the inaugural National Hip-Hop Political Convention. In 2007 Chang interviewed Barack Obama, for the cover of Vibe Magazine. He's the author of Can't Stop Won't Stop and has written for The Nation, the New York Times, the San Francisco ChronicleThe BelieverForeign PolicySalonSlate, and Buzzfeed, among others.
Adam Mansbach is the author of Angry Black White Boy, a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2005 and The End of the Jews (for which he won the California Book Award for fiction in 2008). Mansbach was the founding editor of the 1990s hip-hop journal Elementary. He lives in Berkeley and co-hosts a radio show, "Father Figures." 
Event date: 
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025-4349
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