​​​​​​​Panel Discussion: Everyday We Hustlin’

For young creatives, entrepreneurs, and anyone looking to understand the future of arts industries and economies, this panel features S. Craig Watkins, Ernest S. Sharpe Centennial Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, on his new book Don't Knock the Hustle: Young Creatives, Tech Ingenuity, and the Making of a New Innovation Economy. Watkins is joined by Elle Hearns, speaker/organizer/strategist/writer; April Kae, musician with Imanigold/writer/speaker/model/social media influencer; and Jazmine Walker, podcaster/author/Black Joy Theorist/influencer.

This event is part of the residency with 2019-2020 Georgetown University artist in residence Marco Pavé, sponsored by the GU Department of Performing Arts and the Department of African American Studies. A platform for creatives, entrepreneurs, students, thinkers, and artists of all kinds, Critical Frequencies: Live from the Southern Hip-Hop Stage uses southern hip-hop and hip-hop epistemologies to explore entrepreneurship, culture, fashion, politics, social justice, music business. It features conversations with top scholars in African American Studies, sociology, media studies, alongside performances and talks by acclaimed hip-hop artists, deejays, and cultural workers, to recall and showcase the rich and far-reaching legacy of southern culture and gesture towards the possible futures for American musical cultures and industries. For students in particular, the series offers unique, multidisciplinary opportunities to gain a critical understanding of hip-hop culture and its influence on the world around them.


*Please note that originally scheduled guest Tef Poe is unable to attend.

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 6:00pm to 9:00pm

McNeir Auditorium
37th and O St., N.W., Washington

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Music, Student Events, Special Events, Community, Social, Career/Employment


Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Public


Performing Arts, Georgetown College, African American Studies




Georgetown University Departments of African American Studies and Performing Arts

Open to the public and the press?


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Department of Performing Arts ticket office

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