Rosa Clemente has been a community organizer, scholar, journalist and Hip Hop activist for more than 20 years. In the 2008 U.S. election Clemente was the Green Party Vice Presidential running mate with Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. The pair comprised the first women of color ticket in American History.
For me its not only about holding the President, the House of Representatives, or the United States Senate accountable. Holding public officials accountable is important, but building a multiracial social justice movement is a necessity for our very existence.
– Rosa Clemente
Clemente is a frequent contributor on CNN, C-SPAN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, Free Speech TV, Pacifica Radio, teleSUR, Hard Knock Radio and Democracy Now!. She has been the subject of articles in the New York Times, The Nation, The Progressive, The Village Voice, Urban Latino, Essence, Latina, Vibe, The Huffington Post, Alternet, Wiretap, Black Agenda Report, Indymedia, News One, In These Times and The Source.
Rosa’s 2018 speaking tour is titled “Untold Stories: Memory, History and Resistance.” More than 200 colleges and universities have hired Rosa to engage students, faculty, and community members. Invite Rosa Clemente to speak at your event:
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Rosa Clemente is a fierce, brave, passionate voice of our times. She speaks from her heart and history and calls us to question everything, to investigate deeper and to stand in solidarity with those who are marginalized and invisible. She is a true revolutionary and we must support her and heed her call.
– Eve Ensler
Playwright, Performer, Activist, Author of The Vagina Monologues
Workshop and Presentations
Fifth Element: Hip Hop As A Tool For Social Justice
I am not Hispanic: Afro-Latinx and Black Identity in the Latino Community
Nevertheless We Persist: Centering Women of Color in Social Justice
We The People: Resisting and Speaking Truth to Power in Uncertain Times
When A Black Puerto Rican Woman Ran For Vice-President and Nobody Knew Her Name
United People: The History of African-American and the Latinx Unity
Puerto Rico: Hidden Histories and Stories of Resistance