For Immediate Release: Sept. 22, 2017
BLOOMSBURG— Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Frederick Douglas Institute and PLEXUS LC will host a Listening Conversation Part One: Analyzing the Pop Culture of Jay Z. The event is Monday, Sept. 25 starting with refreshments at 5:30 p.m. followed by a conversation at 6 p.m. in the Kehr Union Building Multipurpose Room B.
BU’s Frederick Douglass Institute for Academic Excellence, under the inspiration of Frederick Douglass and other distinguished leaders of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, promotes academic excellence among students and enhances their understanding and appreciation of human diversity.
Hip Hop artist Jay Z recently released a new album, titled 4:44, which address important topics such as issues affecting the LQBTQA community, financial literacy, race, parenting, healthy relationships and the environment. The album provides an opportunity to engage students in dialogue about issues that are important to many within the Bloomsburg University community. In addition, the talk will provide an opportunity for community members to engage in rhetorical analysis of the lyrics of a popular culture icon with the lyrics as a starting point to engage in social science research.
For more information on Frederick Douglass Institute for Academic Excellence, visit http://intranet.bloomu.edu/douglass-institute
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.