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The 2021 Pop Convergence: A Virtual Pop Conference, April 22-25th
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Sunday, April 25 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Finding Your Voice: A Writing Workshop with Joan Morgan and NYU Students of The Collective Blive Recorded Music Chapter (Room A: Sky Church)

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Finding Your Voice: A Writing Workshop with Joan Morgan and NYU Students of The Collective Blive Recorded Music Chapter (Room A: Sky Church)

With support from Critical Minded, the Pop Convergence is expanding our mentorship offerings with seven hour-long sessions designed to assist up-and-coming music writers from underrepresented and marginalized communities.

Session Description: In the age of cluttered timelines and constant social media commentary, finding one’s authentic voice can be just as challenging as it is crucial. The Collective Blive Recorded Music Chapter, a New York University Tisch School of the Arts club for rising Black multidisciplinary artists at NYU, is hosting a conversation and journalism workshop with Dr. Joan Morgan, in partnership with the Pop Conference’s 2021 Convergence Event “Turn and Face the Change: Popular Music in Times of Flux” and the grantmaking and learning initiative Critical Minded. After a discussion with Dr. Morgan concerning her journey to her singular, critically acclaimed writing style, NYU students will receive real-time feedback on their original music journalism pieces.

Dr. Joan Morgan is the Program Director of the Center for Black Visual Culture at New York University. She is an award-winning cultural critic, feminist author, Grammy nominated songwriter and a pioneering hip-hop journalist. Morgan coined the term “hip-hop feminism” in 1999, when she published the groundbreaking book, When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost: A Hip-Hop Feminist Breaks it Down which is taught at universities globally. Regarded internationally as an expert on the topics of hip-hop, race and gender, Morgan has made numerous television, radio and film appearances. She has been a Visiting Scholar at The New School, Vanderbilt, Duke and Stanford Universities. She was a Visiting Assistant Professor at her alma mater, New York University, in the department of Social and Cultural Analysis. Her most recent book is She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Jamaican-born and South Bronx bred, Morgan is a proud Native New Yorker.

Note: While mentorship and workshop for this event with Dr. Morgan is available only to selected NYU students, the event is open to the public to observe and free to attend by all. You can sign up to receive the link for this event here.

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Joan Morgan

Program Director, the Center for Black Visual Culture, New York University
Dr. Joan Morgan is the Program Director of the Center for Black Visual Culture at New York University. She is an award-winning cultural critic, feminist author, Grammy nominated songwriter and a pioneering hip-hop journalist.  Morgan coined the term “hip-hop feminism” in 1999... Read More →


Sunday April 25, 2021 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room A: Sky Church