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Event Tue Oct 25 2011

Violence in the Media. Violence in Our Lives.

Last summer, the Chicago domestic violence agency Between Friends launched an awareness campaign at the Pitchfork Music Festival partially in response to the horrifically violent lyrics of the group of Odd Future. On a broader scale the campaign was meant to get music lovers talking about the impact of music on society and to create a dialogue about the prevalence of violent lyrics. Between Friends along with several partner agencies is continuing that conversation tomorrow with an event at the Hideout called "Violence in the Media. Violence in Our Lives."

"I think this is such an important thing to be talking about because music is so prevalent in our society," says Colleen Norton, prevention & education manager at Between Friends. "I definitely do not believe that media is the culprit behind violence. I think it's the other way around. If violence wasn't so prevalent in our society, it wouldn't pop up in music as much as it does. This is why I think we need to talk about the violence that we hear in music so that we can think about what's going on in our world."

The event will include a panel discussion with Miles Raymer from The Reader, Cyndi from Girls Rock Chicago and musicians Tim'm West and C.C. Carter. They will be discussing the responsibility of musicians and the media to curb hateful lyrics and how we can address the issues as a society. Both musician panelists will be performing plus Steve Adler (DJ the Tornado), Prevention & Education Specialist at Rape Victim Advocates, will be spinning a dub step set by all female producers/MCs.

The event is 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the Hideout. There is a $5 suggested donation. Find out more details about the event on Facebook or on the Hideout's webpage.

 
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