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Poetry of the Land: Bringing Hip Hop and Agriculture Together
Dr. Constanza López speaks with “El Aka,” a community leader from Comuna 13, Medellín, Colombia. This presentation will discuss the history of Comuna 13, el Aka’s experience growing up in a place devastated by armed conflict, his fight to obtain a voice through art and hip hop, the link between hip hop and agriculture, and El Aka’s vision of community and governance. Hosted by the University of North Florida, “The Justice Sessions” is a monthly webinar and discussion that brings together speakers from UNF and the local community to discuss Jacksonville’s history of racial and civil rights struggles. Each session aims to help create a better understanding of where we came from and how we can move forward united into the future.
This program is funded in part through a Humanities Centers Grant from Florida Humanities in partnership with the University of North Florida.
Date/time: October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presented By:Luis Fernando Álvarez Ramírez "El Aka", a community leader from Comuna 13, Medellín, Colombia Prof. Constanza Lopez, Associate Professor of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures