This Saturday they are bringing one of my all time favorite female hip-hop artists Miz Korona to their campus to perform during their Women & Gender Studies 30th Annual Film Festival. Miz Korona is the definition of female empowerment. She is who she is and she doesn't apologize for being an out spoken woman. It cannot be easy to have a lasting hip-hop career in Detroit and she has managed to do that with out compromising her brand or her beliefs. Her positivity is positively contagious.
The festival will feature two films. The first is called Grrrl Love and Revolution. This film examines the Riot Grrrl movement in NYC from 1993-1996. It will go into the launch of the third wave of feminism and the impacts that it had on music. The second film is called Say My Name and talks about the struggle that many young female MCs go through to find their place in the male dominated world of hip-hop. The best part about this event is that it is FREE to all that are interesting in attending.
The event will go from 12-5 and takes place in the Gold Room of the OC at Oakland University. Oakland University is located at 2200 N. Squirrel Rd. in Rochester Hills.