OMSA Heritage Series: Dr. Marc Lamont Hill on October 23

Professor, author, and activist Dr. Marc Lamont Hill will offer a critical analysis of the current social and political moment during his keynote address as part of OMSA’s Heritage Series. During the event, which will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Law School Auditorium, 1111 E. 60th St., Dr. Hill will help to deepen the audience’s understanding of the country’s changing paradigms on diversity, hip-hop culture, youth, politics, and national issues.

Dr. Hill is an associate professor of education and anthropology at Columbia University and an award-winning newspaper columnist and blogger. He is the author of the pioneering "Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip Hop Pedagogy and the Politics of Identity," and his newest book is "The Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black Life in America."

A book signing will take place immediately following the keynote address.

For questions, please contact Emy Cardoza at

This event is presented by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) and co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture (CSRPC) and The Law School.