Lecture & performance: Mental Health through Hip Hop

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Date/Time:Monday, 11 Mar 2019 at 7:00 pm
Location:Sun Room, Memorial Union
Cost:Free
Contact:
Phone:515-294-9934
Channel:ISU Lecture Series
Categories:Diversity Lectures
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Kai Roberts was a student at Carnegie Mellon University when he began experiencing extreme anxiety and panic disorder. He discovered healing power in writing and created a series of hip hop lyrics to illustrate what he was feeling. Roberts recorded his "Carnegie Cafe" album in 2013, which quickly became a resource for students dealing with mental health disorders and a key element in his own recovery.

Kai Roberts received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from Carnegie Mellon University in 2015. He worked previously as a communications and development coordinator for Pittsburg Promise, an organization that aids young diverse individuals and funds scholarships to increase post-secondary access. Most recently he worked as a YMCA Lighthouse Project Program Coordinator, working with underrepresented adolescents.