The UW’s pioneering First Wave hip-hop scholarship program, recently featured in On Wisconsin magazine, has been on campus for more than a decade. In that time, it has positively affected the student cohorts it recruits each year. You’ll hear from a number of the alumni from the inaugural cohort as they reflect on how the program influenced their UW experience and their lives since then. You’ll also learn about what’s in store for the hip-hop program.
This event will be moderated by inaugural cohort member Sofía Snow ’11, director of the First Wave program and the UW’s Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI). The program will be offered in conjunction with OMAI’s 14th annual Line Breaks Festival, featuring performances, lectures, and discussions by First Wave students and guest artists.
- Times: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
- Admission: Free, registration is highly encouraged