We are excited to welcome Dessa Darling to UWL as a speaker on Tuesday, November 27th, 6:00-7:15 pm in Valhalla, meet-and-greet to follow in the Ward Room.
Dessa is an essayist, rapper and spoken word artist from Minneapolis, MN. For the past 7 years Dessa has been involved in the Minneapolis hip-hop scene as a member of the rap-collective Doomtree. In addition, Dessa has released two solo projects, A Badly Broken Code and Castor, The Twin. Dessa has also published a collection of essays (Spiral Bound), taught at Smith McNally College of Music, and writes for The Star Tribune. Dessa visits to speak on the ethical relationships between art, academia, language, and class -- she is locating this particular discussion in rap, but the ramifications of the talk will be wide-reaching.