Free activities such as a barber, massage therapists, a comedy show, and a live DJ will highlight a social on April 6.

The event, which is free and open to the public, kicks off the annual Black and Latinx Summit. The social will be at 7 p.m. Friday, April 6, in the Prairie Room of the Bone Student Center.

Sponsored by Illinois State University’s Dean of Students Office and Diversity Advocacy, the Black and Latinx Summit is a conference for current high school and college students who have an interest in examining the intersection of hip hop music and culture. This year’s theme is “Beats, Rhymes & Life.” Assistant Professor of Hip Hop A.D. Carson from the McIntire School of Music at the University of Virginia will be the keynote speaker.

For additional information on the social, contact Diversity Advocacy at (309) 438-8968.