San Francisco State University sociologist Andreana Clay will deliver a lecture titled "We Can't Stop: Young Women of Color, Feminism and Social Movement Organizing," on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 4:15 p.m. at Pomona College (Hahn 108, 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont). In her talk, Clay will explore how youth of color organize and identify as activists in the post-Civil Rights era. A reception precedes the talk.
Clay is the author of The Hip-Hop Generation Fights Back: Youth Activism and Post-Civil Rights Politics (2012), reviewed by Choice magazine as "an engaging work [that] demonstrates that despite common stereotypes, youth today are committed to bringing about social change by using popular culture."
Clay's articles on hip-hop culture, queer sexuality, popular culture and hip-hop feminism have appeared in several anthologies and academic journals, including Home Girls Make Some Noise!: A Hip-Hop Feminist Anthology, the Journal of Popular Music Studies and Meridians: A Journal of Race, Feminism, and Transnationalism. She blogs at QueerBlackFeminist.
"In her work, Clay listens to today's youth of color. She spotlights the transformative power of hip-hop and spoken word — leaving her audiences with optimism, inspiration and strategies for addressing multiple inequities," says Pomona College Professor of Sociology Gilda Ochoa.
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