Culture + Kicks: The Intersection of Sneaker Culture and Social Justice

In collaboration with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Community Read of The Hate You Give, we will be having a conversation - Culture and “Kicks”: Exploring the ways sneaker culture and social justice intersect in The Hate You Give.

To fathom sneaker culture's marketability and the taste-making impact of African-Americans, we must recognize sneaker culture's commodification through literature, television, and film. Specifically, The Hate U Give (2017 & 2018) garners special attention due to its poetics and African-American specific narrative. This talk explores how author, Angie Thomas uses Hip-Hop culture in her text and film to address police brutality, and how African-Americans use sneaker culture as a means of expression and communication.

Schedule & Tickets

http://www.ganttcenter.org/calendar/culture-kicks-the-intersection-of-sneaker-culture-and-social-justice/ · Call 7045473700 to order.

Friday, March 15, 2019 @ 7:00pm · tickets · add to calendar 2019-03-15 19:00:00 2019-03-15 22:00:00 America/New_York Culture + Kicks: The Intersection of Sneaker Culture and Social Justice https://charlottecultureguide.com/event/423951/culture-kicks-the-intersection-of-sneaker-culture-and-social-justice Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture at Levine Center for the Arts, 551 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202

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