*Jamaica, NY– Legendary producer, director and host Ralph McDaniels, a.k.a “Uncle Ralph”, will present a forum as part of Queens Library’s 8 Days of Non-Stop Hip Hop (May 2-9), the follow up to the 2014 hit program series to discuss, celebrate and preserve Queen’s music history.
Health, Healing and Hip Hop: A Forum and Showcase Hosted by “Uncle” Ralph McDaniels will be presented on May 4, 2015 at 4:00 pm at Queens Library’s Central Library, 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica. Admission is free.
Ralph McDaniels, a veteran journalist with over 30 years in TV Broadcast and creator of the iconic television show Video Music Box, is known for his unselfish ability to help up and coming artists and music professionals and for his unwavering dedication to community activism, especially as an advocate for youth.
The forum is intended to raise awareness about the challenges of caring for a family member with a debilitating or life-threatening illness and will feature M.K. Asante, author of Buck: A Memoir, health professionals, artists and others.
Representatives from health care and advocacy organizations will offer information and resources about caregiver support throughout the event. A showcase featuring hip hop artists will follow the discussion.
The event is being presented in collaboration with The BulLion Foundation.
Queens, NY is the cradle of hip hop history and culture. Join Queens Library as we keep the elements of hip hop alive. For more information on the 8 Days of Non-Stop Hip Hop, go to www.queenslibrary.org.
Queens Library is an independent, not-for-profit corporation and is not affiliated with any other library. Queens Library serves a population of 2.3 million in one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the U.S. and has among the highest circulations of any public library system in the world. For more information about programs, services, locations, events and news, visit the Queens Library web site at www.queenslibrary.org or phone 718-990-0700. Queens Library. Enrich your life(r)
Queens Library 89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica NY 11432