By Kysa Anderson Daniels
DUNWOODY, Ga.—Freedom music, hip-hop and other songs genres will be showcased all through the keynote address of the yearly Mario A.J. Bennekin Black History Symposium Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. at the Ga Condition College Perimeter College or university Dunwoody Campus.
Showcased speaker Jeffrey Ogbar, also acknowledged as the hip-hop professor, will deliver a presentation titled “Musical Genealogies: African American Musical Innovation and Commentary, from Flexibility Songs to Hip-Hop.”
Karen Wheel-Carter, an affiliate dean at Perimeter College and arranging committee co-chair, explained Ogbar’s discuss will produce on many fronts.
“Dr. Ogbar has a brilliant way of connecting the previous, the current and the potential of African American culture by way of music,” she stated of the College of Connecticut record professor.
Ogbar is aspect of the Feb. 21-25 Bennekin Symposium which also will contain remarks from Ga Point out University President M. Brian Blake and Perimeter University Interim Dean Cynthia Lester.
This year’s symposium concept is “A Black Record Movement: Realizing the Earlier Opens the Doorway to the Potential.” The symposium will discover the intersections of African American artwork, education and learning and politics.
More symposium speakers include things like Donovan Stanley, an Atlanta-based mostly filmmaker who gained an associate diploma from Perimeter Higher education and a bachelor’s degree from the Atlanta Campus. Stanley’s presentation will aim on “The Colour of Film: Knowledge Blackness in Movement Shots.”
The 7 days-prolonged symposium also will feature a panel discussion led by Perimeter College or university pupils entitled “Black Student Voices on the Race-in-the-Curriculum Debate: Historic and Latest Perspectives.” Other speakers involve Aubrey Underwood, affiliate professor of record, African American research and Africana women’s experiments at Clark-Atlanta College, who will talk about “A Earth Totally free of Radiation: The Invisible Record of Southern Black Gals and the Anti-Nuclear Movement, 1960-2012,” and Joyce Wilson, whose scholarship expands the conversation across hip-hop scientific studies and digital media.
“We are pleased to offer a vast vary of presenters, both in person and just about, across all of our Perimeter Faculty campuses,” Wheel-Carter explained. “The Bennekin Symposium provides learners, college, employees and the better Atlanta neighborhood an prospect to discover much more about past and current African American contributions to society.”
The symposium is named for Mario Bennekin, a beloved record professor at Perimeter who taught for 20 years prior to passing in 2019, when he chaired the Record and Political Science Office. Bennekin also was instrumental in bringing the African American Studies curriculum to Perimeter. Kimberly Bennekin is a math professor at Perimeter and a co-chair of the occasion named to honor her late spouse.
Learners will have the chance to post scholarly operates similar to the symposium concept.
To master more and review the whole slate of speakers for the 2022 Mario A.J. Bennekin Black Historical past Symposium, go to www.perimeter.gsu.edu/bennekin-symposium/. The party, which is open to the community, will be sent in individual and nearly, with the keynote handle getting place at Perimeter College’s Dunwoody Campus auditorium, NC 1100, 2101 Womack Street.
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