Penn State Altoona presents Chuck D, co-founder of Public Enemy
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 675 hits
Penn State's Altoona's Office of Institutional Equity, Diversity, and International Student Services will present Chuck D of Public Enemy on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Paul R. and Margery Wolf Kuhn Theatre of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.
As leader and co-founder of legendary rap group Public Enemy, Chuck D redefined rap music and hip hop culture with the release of PE's explosive debut album, "Yo Bum Rush The Show," in 1987. His messages addressed weighty issues about race, rage, and inequality with a jolting combination of intelligence and eloquence never seen before.
Chuck D is also a national spokesperson for Rock the Vote, the National Urban League, and the National Alliance for African American Athletes. He has appeared in numerous public service announcements for national peace and the Partnership for a Drug Free America. He is featured in the upcoming, critically-acclaimed documentary, Public Enemy: Welcome to the Terrordome, a retrospective of the group and its indelible impact on American music.
Although the event is free, seating is limited and tickets are required to attend. Tickets can be picked up at the Student Affairs office (103 Slep Student Center), the bookstore, or the box office of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.