WPU Hip Hop & Higher Education Symposium (General Public)

By William Peace University (other events)

Thu, Apr 4 2019 12:00 PM Fri, Apr 5 2019 7:30 PM

Registration for the general public opens on March 14. Please register using this form.

Important Dates + Items:

  • Event is April 4-5
  • Priority Registration is only available now for WPU students, faculty, staff, and alumni through March 13
  • Registration for the general public will open on March 14
  • Early Bird pricing ends on March 22
  • Children age 10 and above require paid registration for seating/entry.
  • Group rates are also available, see details on tickets page.
  • Single day tickets are also available, see details on tickets page.
  • If on a mobile device, you will need to enable cookies to register

About #HipHopEdWPU

Inspired by the announcement of the Dreamville Music Festival in Raleigh, NC, the Hip Hop and Higher Education Symposium at WPU strives to place the William Peace University campus in dialogue with local community artists and activists. As a central location in downtown Raleigh, the campus of William Peace University, through this symposium seeks to highlight issues in hip-hop relevant to young people in our city. This event will explore how hip hop engages with subjects like art, politics, gender, sexual identity, race, economics, violence, criminal justice, policing, social responsibility and activism and how stakeholders in institutions of higher education can use hip hop inspired thinking to begin addressing big questions. Ultimately, we seek to interrogate the ways in which students, community and the academy are consumers of hip hop and our collective roles in highlighting, analyzing & addressing social concerns.

For an itinerary of events, please check out our website: 

For event questions, please contact us at [email protected]


William Peace University is a drug free, weapon free campus.  All attendees are subject to the university community Code of Conduct.  Any guests in violoation of our community expectations and/or in violation of the Code of Conduct can be asked to leave the premises without a refund.