RC Speaker Series
Start Date/Time: Monday, January 30, 2017 6:30 PM
End Date/Time: Monday, January 30, 2017 8:00 PM
Recurring Event: One time event
Community Events
Location: BHSU - Rapid City

Monday, Jan. 30 | All We Are Saying: Activism in Music
Trenton Ellis and Dan May
6:30 p.m. in Room 112

Within the notes, tempo, volume, and lyrics of a song is often a message or story. Music also informs public discussions about important social problems and conflicts. Through this Geek Speak listening party, we will explore songs of activism across a variety of eras and causes. The songs are personally selected by Dr. May and Dr. Ellis as well as crowdsourced from members of the BHSU Geek Speak community. The role of music in activism and social change in music is explored using concepts from Joel Best’s sociological analysis of social problems, namely the use of framing in the claimsmaking process. Please join us for an afternoon of music, reflection, and discussion. Whether you’re a musician, activist, or just an all-around geek, this Geek Speak will be music to your ears.