Cal Poly Humboldt's 10th Annual Hip Hop Conference 2023: 50 Years of Hip Hop We Don't Stop

 Created by Afro-descendant populations in the United States, Hip Hop is a genre that has proliferated nearly every corner of the globe. From its early inception until now, Hip Hop has evolved into not only an artform but also a cultural movement inciting social action. During this, our tenth annual conference, we will explore how Hip Hop has reached a global audience and acted as a catalyst for the formation of new worldviews for the last fifty years.

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What Is CRGS?

Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies (CRGS) is an undergraduate program focused on the critical examination of race, class, gender, sexuality, dis/ability and nation as intersecting categories of identity, oppression and resistance.  As a community of scholars, teachers and learners from the interdisciplinary fields of ethnic studies, women’s studies and multicultural queer studies, we aim to create a just and sustainable world by analyzing systems of inequality and strategies for resistance. Our critical approach is intersectional and comparative; our focus is local, national, and transnational.  This knowledge engenders transformative practices in research, creative work, and community activism.

Enacting CouRaGeouS scholarship means:

  • Creating a just and sustainable world, for the earth and all of its inhabitants.
  • Critiquing and ultimately eradicating systems and ideologies of inequality.
  • Collaborating across disciplines, across social positions, and across geographic localities.

Please join us in courageously building coalitional spaces of transformative knowledge production and in the long-term work of creating a more just world.

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Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Cal Poly Humboldt joins the global movement in defense of Black life. We affirm our solidarity with Black Lives Matter and Black communities everywhere. We mourn the lives and demand justice for Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Tony McDade, and all Black people who have been killed and terrorized by police brutality and the carceral state. 

As a department rooted in social justice, we are committed to using education to fight systemic racism that perpetuates violence against Black lives and to further coalition-building across communities. We are moved by the uprising of people and their collective solidarity, outrage, and despair which have filled and transformed the streets of this country and the world. We invite our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and local community to resist and work to dismantle white supremacy. It is essential that we get -- and stay -- involved with movements for Black lives, donate to critical funds, demand transparency and justice from elected officials, and support community efforts for transformative long-term change. Let's mobilize and organize. 

Here are some key resources and ways to defend Black lives. 


Build Coalitions

Bridge disciplines, communities, and social locations

Transform the world

Use your skills to imagine and create just and sustainable communities

Ask the Other Question

Examine interlocking forms of oppression; understand systems and ideologies of inequality