University of Rochester

EVENT: Film and talk on Living the Hiplife by Jesse Weaver Shipley of Bard College

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 1 p.m. Friday, April 14, in the Gowen Room of Wilson Commons on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

April 6, 2006

Jesse Weaver Shipley, director of Africana studies and assistant professor of Africana studies and anthropology at Bard College, will screen his hour-long documentary, Living the Hiplife: Reggie Rockstone & Stories of Ghanaian Hip Hop.

Shipley will be a fellow at the Center for Cultural Analysis at Rutgers University in 2006-07. His publications include "Visuality to Postcolonial African Politics: A Conversation with Mohamed Saidou N'Daou" (Public Culture, 2004) and "African/Diaspora History: W. E. B. Du Bois and Pan-Africanism in Ghana" (Africa World Press, 2003).

The Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies, the Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies, and the Department of Anthropology are co-sponsoring the program. It is the final event in this year's continuing series on Visual Culture & the African Diaspora.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact (585) 275-7235.