Lehman College Alumni Association
First, we acknowledge and say thank you to Hip-Hop’s first international awareness organization – The Universal Zulu Nation.
Formed and headed by Hip-Hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa, it arose in 1973 in the South Bronx and began to organize cultural events for youths combining local dance and music movements into what would become known as the various elements of Hip- Hop Culture. By the 1980s, Hip-Hop had spread globally, and the Universal Zulu Nation has since established chapters in Japan, France, the UK, Australia, South Korea, Cape Town South Africa and other locations all over the planet so-called Earth.
The 1st Annual Hip-Hop History Month Celebration: Elements of Culture: Hip-Hop Educational Summit also acknowledges the debt owed to The Universal Zulu Nation.
How can there be a Hip-Hop History Month Celebration anywhere that does not acknowledge and reach out to the Universal Zulu Nation. With chapters all over the world, The UZN has made manifest its vision of Planet Rock. Hip-Hop’s global reach and influence is in large part due to the UZN. The bridging of Cultures: Black, Brown, Red, Yellow and White worldwide. The awakening of Higher Consciousness, Self Expression and Creativity that like the Knowledge of our Ancient Ancestors, told us who we were, who we are and who we could be – Knowledge of Self, of our Communities, our People… The Universal Zulu Nation is the Foundation of Hip-Hop. And as we bear witness to Hip-Hop entering institutions of Higher Learning… So must its Foundation. The Universal Zulu Nation and all Pioneers of the Culture we claim identifies who we are.
- Zulu Nation Writes an Open Letter to Mainstream Radio (hipsterkidz.com)
- Afrika Bambaataa (zunigamario.wordpress.com)
- A Message from ClassAction Student Group… (elementsofculture2014.wordpress.com)
- MC K~Swift (elementsofculture2014.wordpress.com)
While working on this Summit, this song has been key to keeping me focused. This song speaks to my Soul and communicates my love for Hip-Hop Culture… Let this song inspire you as much as it has inspired me… Peace
– Natisha Jordan (Founding President and Program Coordinator – ClassAction Student Group)
The Lehman College Office of Alumni Relations welcomes you, our alumni, to remain connected with us and to help us establish networks mutually beneficial to our 65,000 + alumni, the Lehman College community and its future alumni. We invite you to participate in alumni as well as college events and activities. Visit the Events page for information. We hope you will return to the beautiful Lehman campus often and take advantage of the services and programs available to you with a validated Alumni I.D. See the Benefits and Services page for more information about what is available to you.
Obtaining/Validating your Lehman College Alumni ID
All Lehman College Graduates become members of the Lehman College Alumni Association automatically upon graduation. As an alumnus/a, you can take advantage of several on-campus services with a valid Lehman College Alumni I.D. The Lehman College Alumni I.D. Validation/Benefits & Services fee is $25.00/year (from September to August). For new graduates, the fee is waived for the first year. Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 718-960-6918 or email@example.com for more information about how to obtain your Alumni I.D. If you already have an alumni I.D. and need to validate it, you can also pay online.
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