An Evening with Chuck D

February 9, 2023 7:30 pm

Kane Hall, Room 130

Join us for an exciting evening with the co-founder of the legendary rap group Public Enemy. In an interview with Seattle Central College professor, writer, and historian Daudi Abe, Chuck D will discuss culture, race, gender, communication and, of course, hip-hop.

Registration opens on December 13, 2022.

Standby Policy
If an event is sold out, as a courtesy, the Graduate School will offer standby seating. Any remaining unclaimed seats within 15 minutes of lecture start time will be offered to our guests in the standby line on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note there is no guarantee of admission to the public lecture for those in the standby line.

About the speaker

Chuck D

Chuck D is the leader and co-founder of the legendary rap group Public Enemy, the author of two critically acclaimed books, and a political activist, publisher, radiohost, and producer. He has been featured on and/or interviewed in over fifty documentaries on music, technology, politics, and race; and has appeared in numerous public service announcements for national peace and the Partnership for a Drug Free America. He has also been a national spokesperson for Rock the Vote, the National UrbanLeague, Americans for the Arts Council, and the National Alliance for African-American Athletes. 

Since 2017, he has hosted On the Real/Off the Record for Air America, on which some of the most important musical and political figures of our time have been interviewed. Chuck D continues to make music and to write prolifically on technology, politics, rap and soul music, and race in the US. In 2017 he released the book, This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History.   

About the moderator

Daudi Abe

Daudi Abe

Professor, Writer, and Historian

Daudi Abe is a professor, writer, and historian who has delivered curriculum covering topics such as culture, race, gender, education, hip-hop, and sports spanning four decades. He has taught all levels from kindergarten to graduate school, serving the last twenty years as an instructor and course developer at Seattle Central College.

Dr. Abe is Faculty Coordinator for the Academy for Rising Educators at SCC as well as History of Race & Policing curriculum consultant at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. His latest book, Emerald Street: A History of Hip-Hop in Seattle, was published in 2020 by University of Washington Press. 

Event Accessibility

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