April 26, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Eastern Time
Hip-Hop on Trial: How Rap Lyrics are Used to Criminalize Black Artists
Please join ACS and the Temple Law Black Law Students Association for an important discussion about how rap lyrics are used as evidence in criminal trials against hip-hop artists, and how this racialized practice criminalizes Black artistry and creative expression. Discussion topics will include specific examples of this practice, the legal issues involved, and the cultural implications for hip-hop and racial justice more generally.
The Hon. Giovanni Campbell, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Criminal Div.
Dr. Richard Cooper, Co-Coordinator of African-American Studies at Widener University, and
Professor Lisa Washington, Assistant Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School.