Broad thinkers and old-school hip hop fans rejoice. Through discussion and music, Cal Poly Pomona’s students of Philosophy 499 aspire to display the presence of implicit bias and its activity in today’s society.
They are hosting Cut The Bias at the Fox Theater Pomona on Thursday, Apr. 5 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The event will include Ted Talk-style content and hosted discussions followed by musical guest and activist KRS-One.
KRS-One is a key figure in 80s and 90s East-Coast hip hop. He is a prolific solo artist. Having released chart topping sincles like “Sound of da Police” from his 1993 album “Return of the Boom Bap.”
Hailey Arzaga, a third-year psychology student and fundraising chair for the event encourages all to come out to the discussion driven event.
“Through this event we really want to put a spotlight on the effects of implicit gender and race bias,” said Arzaga. “Our featured speakers and various musical artists will allow for those in attendance to leave with a new and more enlightened perspective on the matter.”
Tickets can be purchased in advance for $25 for general admission and $50 for VIP.
A VIP ticket will include a gift bag from the event as well as the possibility of meeting KRS-One.
General admission tickets will be available for purchase at the door for $30 the day of the event.
All proceeds gathered from concert will being going towards the Multicultural Center’s Scholarship Fund, directed in aiding minority students.
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