Vassar College Events

Hip-Hop is Bigger than the Occupation Film and Panel discussion - 2/11 - Rocky 200
ViCE Film is screening of Hip-Hop is Bigger than the Occupation with support from Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP). Hip-Hop is Bigger than the Occupation follows a few US based Hip-Hop artists on a tour through historic Palestine where they meet with Palestinian Hip-Hop artists and discuss the solidarities between Black oppression and state violence in the United States, and human rights violations and violence towards Palestinians in historic Palestine. With that, Hip-Hop is highlighted as non-violent cultural resistance that takes place in both locations. The film will be followed up by a panel discussion on hip-hop as resistance from the US to Palestine. Panelists include M1 from dead prez, Professor David McDonald, NYU SJP President Taher Dahleh, Mazzi from S.O.U.L. Purpose, and a few others from Existence is Resistance. 

M1 DJ Set with WVKR 2/11 - Burgerfi - 9:30pm-12am
Join WVKR, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) at Burgerfi for M1’s live DJ Thursday night! We’ll kick off the weekend with $1 beers or $3 shakes. Student DJs will start at 9:30pm. 

Dabke Dance Workshop - 2/12 -UpC - 4pm
Dabke is a traditional Arab folk dance that’s been reclaimed by Palestinians as a form of cultural resistance to occupation and state violence. The workshop will be lead by members of the New York City Justice for Palestine, an organization which works continues to find creative approaches to discussing  this issue, one being Dabke Workshops. They will open the workshop with a short history of Dabke Dance, relate it to Hip-Hop Dance, and then teach attendees how to do Dabke. 

Let’s Get Free: Hip-Hop as Resistance from the US to Palestine - 2/12 - Villard Room - 10pm
Hip-Hop 101, Students for Justice in Palestine, and Jewish Voice for Peace are excited to present New York City hip-hop artist M1 from dead prez to campus! M1 will be performing alongside Vassar artists Sean Blaise and SPOOK, as well as Mazzi and others who’ve traveled and performed across the US and Palestine. They’re here to show us how hip-hop can be used as a tool of resistance to occupation, colonization, and state violence. 

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