Young Americans in the New Economy
featuring Bakari Kitwana
Bakari Kitwana is a journalist, activist and political commentator
whose views on politics and youth culture have aired on CNN, FOX
News (“The O’Reilly Factor”), C-Span, PBS (“The Tavis Smiley Show”)
and NP R. Mr. Kitwana also is CEO of “Rap Sessions: Community
Dialogues on Hip-Hop,” which conducts town hall meetings around the
country on difficult issues facing the hip-hop generation.
In November 2008, Mr. Kitwana commissioned a special survey
conducted by Knowledge Networks. The survey documents the way
white, black and Latino youths feel about the economy. Mr. Kitwana
uses the results as a starting point for examining the way the
global economy and “Great Recession” affect 18 – 29 year-old
Americans. Mr. Kitwana builds on his own research into the
evolution of the global economy from the 1950s through the mid
2000s as it relates to the hip-hop and post hip-hop generations.
Using these sources, Mr. Kitwana will make projections about youth
employment options nationally and internationally in the years
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Thursday, February 25, 2010
Little Theatre, Queens Campus
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