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Noted Author Michael Eric Dyson Added to Hip-Hop Symposium
Howard University to host Fourth Annual Hip-Hop and Higher Education Symposium

WASHINGTON (February 2, 2009) - Michael Eric Dyson, Ph.D., a noted author, public speaker and Georgetown University professor, has been added to the list of panelists who will address HIV/AIDS at the Howard University Fourth Annual Hip-Hop and Higher Education Symposium from 1 p.m. – 5p.m. on Thursday, February 5 in the Blackburn Center Ballroom, 2347 Sixth Street, NW.

Dyson will be joining Howard University Professor Debyii Thomas, Ph.D., Grammy-Award-winning artist Mya, HIV/AIDS activist Maria Davis, film actress Gina Ravera, WKYS radio personality Angie Ange, television personality Melyssa Ford, Patrick Packer, executive director of the Southern AIDS Coalition and Taylor Thomas of The Steve Harvey Morning Show and WHUR 96.3 FM.

The speakers will be wrestling with the difficult subject of "HIV/AIDS, Women, and the Hip-Hop Generation" during a panel discussion and a town hall meeting from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. The event will also include free HIV testing and exhibits from HIV/AIDS-related organizations.

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