Date: April 1, 2009, 7:30 pm
Location: IMU Second Floor Ballroom
In partnership with: har

Harry Allen, Hip-Hop Activist & Media Assassin, writes about race, politics, and culture for Vibe, The Source, The Village Voice, and other publications, and has been doing so for over twenty years.

As an expert covering hip-hop culture, he has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, on National Public Radio, MTV, VH-1, CNN, BBC, and other information channels, and is also well known for his association
with the seminal band Public Enemy. The photographs which appear in Part of the Permanent Record date from Allen's earliest days working with the members of what would become P.E. and their production arm, the Bomb Squad.

Allen serves as an advisor to the Archives of African American Music and Culture at Indiana University, and as the host / producer of the weekly WBAI-NY / 99.5 FM radio show, NONFICTION. Presently, Allen is working on a book about architectural design in computer and video games; research which has already been recognized by the Graham Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Architectural League of New York, and the MacDowell Colony. He publishes the blog, Media Assassin, at Harry Allen lives with his wife, Zakiya, in Harlem, NY.