“Toxic Lyrics,” a discussion of songs and their content, will be held at 12:15 p.m. next Thursday on the second floor of the Will Alexander Library.
The forum, the final of two Brown Bag activities held this semester, is being sponsored by the Library Committee, according to forum coordinator Beverly Harris, who is collection development librarian. Harris will lead the discussion.
Harris said the forum will take an intergenerational look at contemporary and past songs and analyze the lyrical content.
“It all started with the song ‘It Kills Me’ by Melanie Fiona. She is in this unhealthy relationship with this guy, and all they do is fight, but she won’t leave him. It’s not very pro-social,” said Harris.
Harris said three Brown Bag events had been planned for spring. The first, a forum about the changes in taxes, was canceled. The second, a forum about the safety of the soil in New Orleans for produce, was held in March by Dr. Lovell Agwaramgbo from the Division of Natural Sciences.
Other members of the Library Committee include Dr. Linda Lewis, Division of Natural Science, committee chair; Cynthia Charles, library dean; Dr. Anthony Aramburo, Division of Education; Kem Washington, Division of Business; Denise Mitchell, Division of Nursing; Dr. Lucian Zidaru, Division of Humanities; Dr. Mtangulizi Sanyika, Division of Social Sciences; and two student representatives, Tyrone Johnson of New Orleans and Corrine Mauricio of Baltimore.