Rapper David Banner will be in Harvard University to examine America since the 1992 L.A. Riots

Mississippi rapper David Banner, Grammy Award winner and political activist,  is to appear at Harvard University with The League of Young Voters for a summit of leading scholars.

“The L.A. Riots: Twenty Years Later” Conference, to be held on April 27 and 28 at Harvard’s TSAI Auditorium in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will take a retrospective look at the six-day L.A. Riots of 1992, sparked by the acquittal of Los Angeles police officers who beat Rodney King on video.

At the conference, Banner will discuss how America has changed from the days when Rodney King was assaulted to the Trayvon Martin uprising 20 years later. He’ll be accompanied by Henry Louis Gates Jr., panelists from Harvard University, NYU, Temple University, and more.

Banner said, “I am honored to have the opportunity to speak at Harvard…it is vital that we talk about what we can do to better ourselves and our communities; now and for the next 20 years. The people of America, especially our youth, have the power to be heard; to change legislation and positively impact our culture for generations to come.”

Banner has been outspoken about the recent murder of Martin, as well as the lives lost in the Tulsa, Oklahoma shootings. He will be discussing both issues during his appearance and he has appeared in the past on BET’s “106th & Park.”

Beyond the Harvard conference, Banner is promoting his 2M1 Movement, he explained “We are not simply characters in a video game being controlled by the invisible hand. Once this donation goal is met, I’m going to shoot a movie that will drop May 22, 2013. A portion of the donations are also going to charity.”

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