DJ Lynnée Denise to Curate CSULA Soul Music Justice Series
Visiting lecturer and DJ Scholar Lynnée Denise will join forces with the California State University Los Angeles Cross Cultural Center to bring highly engaging discussions about contemporary music in this political moment to the student body. Co-producer and Director of the Cross Cultural Center, Frederick Smith is directing resources brought about from direct action demonstrations by the university's Black Student Union. Frustrated students organized and demanded money from administration for relevant and diverse programming. Mr. Smith reached out to Lynnée Denise to create the series, moderate the events, and draw from her global network of scholars, activists, and artists to discuss connections between popular culture, social justice issues, and identity.
The Soul Music Justice Series will provided students with the opportunity to witness, and be part of a critical engagement of the way culture gets produced, bought, and sold to the masses. It also provides an opportunity for students to be exposed to the work and arts movement happening on an underground level. Guests include Joan Morgan, Bakari Kitawana, Dr. Melina Abdullah, Cast members Emani Love and Lykyra Dawson from the Dream Hampton film Treasure and more.