Beyond Beats and Rhymes Screening

Byron Hurt
“Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes”
Screening and Panel Discussion
Monday, April 9
Reisinger Auditorium
6:30 p.m.

Sarah Lawrence College presents a free community screening of Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes, a documentary by Byron Hurt. A panel discussion following the film brings the Director of Victim’s Assistance Services in Westchester, the Associate Director of the Bronx Sexual Assault Response Team, a former president of Rush Communications, and the president and founder of My People Clinical Services to speak with audience members. The event is to be held on April 9 in Reisinger Concert Hall at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please call 914-395-2412 or visit Byron Hurt's web site.

Hip Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes is an in-depth look at manhood in rap music and hip-hop culture where creative genius, poetic beauty, and mad beats collide with misogyny, violence and homophobia. The groundbreaking documentary is a ‘loving critique’ of certain disturbing developments in rap music culture from the point of view of a fan who challenges the art form’s representations of masculinity.

Panelists following the film include:

DeShannon Bowens (Moderator), founder of ILERA Counseling and Education Services in 2004 to educate, empower, and heal people in the area of sexuality.

Carmen Ashhurst, producer of film, television and live programs. A former president of Rush Communications, the entertainment company founded by Russell Simmons to produce and market to America’s youth.

Karen D. Carroll, a licensed Registered Nurse in the State of New York for 32 years. The current Associate Director of the Bronx Sexual Assault Response Team.

May Krukiel, Director of Victims Assistance Services in Westchester County, an agency providing comprehensive and compassionate services to victims of crime.

Abdul-Rahmaan Ibn Muhammad, President & Founder of My People Clinical Services, a multidimensional human service agency located in Hartford, Connecticut.

Juan Ramos, a core trainer for A Call To Men: The National Association of Men and Woman, committed to ending violence against woman.

The event is sponsored by Sarah Lawrence College and Victims Assistance Services.