Gandhi and hip hop?! A truly unique concept for South Asians not to be missed. Discussion by “Bun B” Freeman and Anthony Pinn on Tuesday Jan 13th, 7pm at the Menil Collection. ***Free*** event.

Tuesday, January 13th
7:00 p.m.
Menil Foyer – Free and open to the public.
“African American cultural production has always served as a way to express attention to the ultimate questions of life: Who are we? Why are we? Where are we? What is the purpose of life?” – Dr. Anthony Pinn
“What you believe in is what you profess to the world.” – Bernard “Bun B” Freeman
Hip-hop music is an act of nonviolence as artists acknowledge, wrestle with, and vocalize issues of social justice. Drawing from a range of sources, this genre has been influenced by the teachings and strategies of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and, by extension, those of Gandhi. This panel discussion featuring Rice University Professor Anthony Pinn; hip-hop artist and Rice Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Bernard “Bun B” Freeman (an original member of the southern rap duo UGK); and Lehigh University Professor Monica Miller will explore the nature and significance of this influence and hip-hop’s contribution to nonviolence and social justice. For more info click here.