What: Powell will speak on the topic, “I Like It: Young America, Hip-Hop, and the Power of Voting and Being Woke.” There will be a Q&A, followed by both a voter registration and book signing opportunity.
Why: To have a political and cultural discussion regarding Arizona and the national political arena.
How: Pre-registering to assure that your free seat is reserved is recommended. Register here.
Kevin Powell speaks in a lecture circuit, both nationally and internationally, on education, civic engagement, effective leadership, health and wellness, and job creation. He is a contributor to a wide range of newspapers and magazines and major websites, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, NPR, ESPN, Essence, Ebony, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and Vibe, where he was a senior writer and founding staff member.
This event is hosted by NAACP/BSU, Male Empowerment Network, and Student Life and Leadership at Phoenix College will host the event.
Phoenix College is one of the 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District, one of the largest community college districts in the nation. Phoenix College offers academic courses leading to associate degrees, university transfer, certificates and short-term job training to more than 11,000 students annually.
About Kevin Powell
Kevin Powell is an acclaimed political, cultural, literary and hip-hop voice in America today. The product of a single mother, absent father, horrific poverty, and violence, he was able to study at Rutgers University in his home state of New Jersey due to a program created by the Civil Rights Movement. Kevin has gone on to be a writer who has penned articles, essays, and blogs for a wide range of newspapers and magazines and major websites, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, NPR, ESPN, Essence, Ebony, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and Vibe, where he was a senior writer and founding staff member. Kevin is the author of 13 books, including his critically acclaimed autobiography, The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Journey into Manhood, which is being adapted for the screen. His 14th book will be a biography of Tupac Shakur, whom Kevin interviewed many times while working for Vibe. Kevin is also a co-founder of BK Nation, a new American organization, and website focused on civil and human rights and equal opportunity for all people.