The Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services’ 2013 Leadership Symposia series continues with a 2:30 p.m. Dec. 4 presentation by Marc Lamont Hill. The talk, which is free and open to the public, is in the Nebraska Union auditorium.
Hill is one of the leading hip-hop generation intellectuals in the nation. He is also an award-winning writer and an associate professor of education at Columbia University.
Hill is a leader in educational innovation. In 2001, he started a literacy project that uses hip-hop culture to increase school engagement and reading skills among high school students. He is a founding board member of My5th, a nonprofit organization devoted to educating youth about their legal rights and responsibilities.
Hill also works with the American Civil Liberties Union’s Drug Reform Project. In 2005, Ebony magazine named him one of American’s top 30 black leaders under 30 years old.
For more information, go to http://go.unl.edu/symposia.