April 27 event with entertainment, workshops, and panel discussions centered around the trajectory of hip-hop and its culture hosted at the College’s Brockton Campus

BROCKTON, Mass (April 16, 2024)Massasoit Community College will host the Bay State Chapter of the National Council on Black American Affairs (NCBAA) 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop Symposium at the College’s Brockton Campus on April 27. The event is open to the public.

The symposium has been coordinated by the College’s faculty and staff members of the Bay State Chapter of NCBAA and the City of Brockton. The day event will provide entertainment, workshops, and panel discussions centered around the trajectory of hip-hop and its culture from birth to present day.

Presenters will include faculty from the Black Studies program at Massasoit Community College and local educational institutions that teach courses related to the social influence and artistry of hip-hop. Pioneers of the hip-hop culture in Massachusetts will also lend their voices to the panel discussions. Local DJs and artists will be featured entertainment during the community block party, while Double Dutch, Hip-Hop dance, Graffiti Art Expression workshops, and a Hip-Hop art show will be available.

“The 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop Symposium is a celebration of community and culture, uniting people from diverse backgrounds and recognizing the profound impact that hip hop has on society worldwide,” said Dr. Carine Sauvignon, Massasoit Executive Dean for the Canton Campus and Dean of Emergent Technologies. “This event will bridge generational gaps and showcase hip hop’s influence across music, fashion, and various industries.”

A council of the American Association of Community Colleges, the NCBAA serves as a collaborative voice, promoting the academic success of African American students, faculty, staff, and administrators. The Bay State Chapter promotes the development of the full human potential, teaching excellence through intellectual, social, and cultural enrichment and it encourages the advancement of Black students, faculty, staff, and administrators in Massachusetts’ community colleges. For more information, visit the Baystate Chapter of NCBAA website.

Event Details

50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop Symposium

Saturday, April 27, 2024 | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Massasoit Community College Brockton Campus

1 Massasoit Blvd.

Brockton, MA 02302

For a full event schedule please visit the 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop Symposium event page.

About Massasoit Community College
Founded in 1966, Massasoit Community College offers students from southeastern Massachusetts and beyond access to more than 60 associate degree and certificate programs across arts, sciences, applied sciences, healthcare, and technology at locations in Brockton, Canton, Middleborough,​ and online. More than 8,000 students enroll for credit at Massasoit each year; another 1,500 students annually enroll in non-credit community education or workforce development courses. Typically, more than 800 students graduate from Massasoit with an associate degree or certificate each year. Massasoit students are given access to wraparound services provided on campus to support their success inside and outside the classroom. For more information, visit massasoit.edu.