WURD Speaks Black Music Month celebration examined the music of our struggle — yesterday and today — artists who carried the torch in times past and those who continue to keep the torch lit.

We know that music has played a pivotal role in every movement for Black liberation. Today is no different. This interactive event included a powerful panel that explored the sounds of social justice in our community.

Panelists Include: 

James Peterson Ph. D – Author and Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University

Ursula Rucker – Poet and Spoken Word Artist

ARSIN – Rapper and Community Activist

Dr. Fredara M. Hadley – Oberlin College