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Thursday, August 13 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
Filipina Rapper (With a Law Degree) Breaks Down the AAPI Rap Game

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There are notoriously few women in the misogynistic world of hip hop, and even fewer Asian Americans.  In the same vein, women of color are disproportionately underrepresented in the white male-dominated cutthroat world of law .  San Francisco 's Hopie discusses how her identity as a first generation Filipina immigrant compelled her to pursue two extremely challenging and seemingly unrelated paths- as a successful independent hip hop artist with four studio albums and large internet following, and as a California immigration, bankruptcy, and labor law attorney with a juris doctorate from one of the most prestigious law schools in the United States. Join Hopie for a comprehensive discussion and a live performance.

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Hip Hop Singer
@HOPIEspitshardSan Francisco iconoclast Hopie is one of the most unique voices in hip hop.  During her first year of law school at U.C. Hastings in San Francisco, Hopie simultaneously released her first hip hop album, The Diamond Dame.  Since then, she's gone on to independently release three... Read More →

Thursday August 13, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT
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