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  • Saturday, April 1, 2017
  • 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • CFAC Recital Hall

Artists and writers discuss the role of the arts community in the current political climate. Moderated by Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma

Daniel White Hodge With 23 years of youth work experience, Daniel White Hodge, PhD, is a recognized urban youth culture expert & cultural literacy scholar. Dr. Hodge is the Director of the Center for Youth Ministry Studies and Associate Professor of Youth Ministry at North Park University in Chicago. His research interests are the intersections of faith, Hip Hop culture, race/ethnicity, & young adult emerging generations. His three books areHeaven Has A Ghetto: The Missiological Gospel & Theology of Tupac Amaru Shakur (VDM 2009), The Soul Of Hip Hop: Rimbs, Timbs, & A Cultural Theology (IVP 2010), Hip Hop’s Hostile Gospel: A Post Soul Theological Exploration (Brill Academic 2017) and He is currently working on a co-authored book titled Between God & Kanye: Youth Ministry in a Post-Civil Rights Era (IVP Academic, late 2017) with Irene Cho (Fuller’s Youth Institute).

David Bazan is an indie rock singer-songwriter from Seattle, Washington. Bazan was the lead singer and chief creative force behind the band Pedro the Lion and was the lead singer of Headphones.

Billy Mark is a Poet, Musician, and Performance artist living in Detroit. He studied music at Calarts and is a 2015 Kresge award winner for experimental poetry. His current work is exploring the links between the spiritual practices of monasticism and contemporary art.


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