Monday, Feb 22, 2021
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Leadership for Society: Race and Power Webinar Series — Music

Professor Brian Lowery explores the contributions of Black people to music with Bruce Conforth, founding curator of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
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Stanford Community
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Music connects us, but like many things also seems to fall along racial cleavages, telling us where and to whom we belong. But, creativity rarely respects arbitrary barriers. In this session we explore the contributions of Black people to music across a range of genres.

Professor Brian Lowery talks with Bruce Conforth, professor of American culture and founding curator of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. They talk about the many contributions Black people have made to almost every popular music genre, and the impact African American music has had on almost every corner of the world.

This event is part of a weekly series of conversations with prominent leaders that aims to deepen our collective awareness of the role of race in the United States and around the world. We will discuss how race interacts with structures of power and how systemic racism manifests itself in institutions and our daily lives.

Sign up for GSBGEN495 Leadership for Society: Race and Power for credit (may be repeated) or register to audit any or all of the live webinars.

Who Should Attend

  • You care about racial equity but don’t have the foundational knowledge to feel confident in speaking up on the topic.
  • You aspire to lead and empathize with a racially diverse workforce.
  • You are knowledgeable about the complexities of race but want to learn from the insights of prominent leaders on this topic.
Professor of American Culture
Founding Curator, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame