Year-Long Celebration Honors the Women In Hip-Hop

The Hip-Hop Association's (H2A) Womanhood Learning Project (WLP) has put together a campaign that aims to celebrate a faction of the hip hop generation that is often mistreated, or downright overlooked--the women.

The WLP, whose mission is to "restore and revive the Hip-Hop Woman by exploring the role of women in leadership
and other sectors within Hip-Hop culture and the community," kicks off its celebration this week in New York City with a lecture series and the release of a long-overdue resource book celebrating female pioneers. 

The first lecture is entitled "Uplifting, Empowering and Educating By Any Means Necessary!," and will take place Wednesday at the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial
& Education Center in Harlem. 

The year-long examination will also cover topics including media, politics, gender roles, education and motherhood. 

The resource book, Fresh, Bold, and So Def: Women in Hip-Hop Changing The Game, is edited by H2A president Martha Diaz and author Felicia Pride, and contains more than 300 profiles of female trend setters, including artists, industry professionals and social activists.

A fitting way to round out Women's History Month, indeed.

For more information and a full schedule, check the links below.

Year of the Hip-Hop Women Officially Begins [TF]
The Hip-Hop Association [Official]

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