Workshop and Presentations

Custom Presentations Available Upon Request

From Moments to Movements: The Power of Community Activism and Organizing

Hip Hop Intersectionality: Centering Class, Feminism and Race

Nevertheless, We Persist: Black and Brown Women

Puerto Rico on the Map: Hurricane Maria, The Legacy of Colonialism and How to Make a Nation

We the People: Resisting & Speaking Truth to Power in Uncertain Times

When an Afro-Latina Woman Ran for Vice-President and Nobody Knew Her Name

Unapologetically Black: Afro-Latinx Culture, Identity & Politics in the 21st Century

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Rosa Alicia Clemente is an organizer, political commentator and independent journalist. An Afro-Puerto Rican born and raised in the Bronx, NY she has dedicated her life to organizing, scholarship and activism. From Cornell to prisons, Rosa is one of her generations leading scholars on the issues of Afro-Latinx identity.

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 

Rosa is the president and founder of Know Thy Self Productions, which has produced seven major community activism tours and consults on issues such as hip-hop feminism, media justice, voter engagement among youth of color, third party politics, United States political prisoners and the right of Puerto Rico to become an independent nation free of United States colonial domination.

Rosa Clemente Speaking Tour

She is a frequent guest on television, radio and online media, as her opinions on critical current events are widely sought after. Her groundbreaking article, “Who is Black?”, published in 2001, was the catalyst for many discussions regarding Black political and cultural identity in the Latinx community. She is creator of PR (Puerto Rico) On The Map, an independent, unapologetic, Afro-Latinx centered media collective founded in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. She is currently completing her Ph.D. at the W.E.B. DuBois Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Rosa was the first ever Afro-Latina women to run for Vice-President of the United States in 2008 on the Green Party ticket. She and her running mate, Cynthia McKinney, were to this date the only women of color ticket in American history.

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 

More than 200 Colleges and Universities

Have hired Rosa to engage students, faculty and community


University of Alabama


Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo
Cal State – Northridge
Redwood College
San Francisco State University
UC Los Angeles
University of California-Berkeley
University of San Diego
University of Southern California


Central Connecticut State University
Connecticut College
Fairfield University
Southern Connecticut State University
Trinity College
University of Hartford
Wesleyan University


University of Delware


Florida State University
Miami University


Northwestern University
University of Chicago


Purdue University
University of Southern Indiana


Grinnell College


Kansas State University
University of Louisville


Morgan State University
University of Maryland-College Park


Boston University
Boston College
Bridgewater State University
Clark University
Hampshire College
Harvard University
Mount Holyoke College
Northeastern University
Stonehill College
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Wellesley College


Andrews University
Central Michigan University
East Michigan State University
Michigan State University


Macalester College
St. Olaf College
University of Minnesota-Minneapolis


Jackson State University
Medgar Evers College
Mississippi State University


University of Nevada, Las Vegas

New Hampshire


New Jersey

New Jersey City University
Princeton University
Rutgers University

New York

Adelphi University
Brooklyn College
Long Island University C.W. Post
Colgate University
Columbia University
Cornell University
CUNY School of Law
CUNY- The City College of New York
CUNY-Hunter College
Hamilton College
Hofstra University
Hudson Valley Community College
Ithaca College
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York (continued)

Lehman College
Manhattanville College
Nassau Community College
New School University
New York University
Onondaga Community College
PACE University
Purchase College
Rochester Institute of Technology-R.I.T
Sarah Lawrence College
Schenectady County Community College
Siena College
Skidmore College
St. Francis College
Stony Brook University
Sullivan Community College
SUNY-New Paltz
SUNY-Old Westbury
University of Albany
Union College
Vassar College
Wells College
Westchester Community College

North Carolina

Duke University
North Carolina Central University
University of North Carolina-Charlotte
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

North Dakota

University of North Dakota


Antioch College
Cleveland State University
Kent State University
Oberlin College
Ohio State University
Ohio University
University of Cincinnati


Oklahoma State


University of Oregon


Bloomsburg University
Gettysburg College
Lehigh University
Lincoln University
Moravian College
Pennsylvania State University
Swarthmore College
Temple University
University of Pennsylvania
West Chester University

Rhode Island

Brown University


Christian Brother’s University
East Tennessee State University


University of Texas at San Antonio


Bennington College
Middlebury College


University of Mary Washington
University of Virginia


University of Seattle-Tacoma
University of Seattle-Washington

Washington D.C.

American University
George Washington College
Howard University


University of Wisconsin-Madison


University of Wyoming

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