Rosa Alicia Clemente, a community organizer, radio journalist, Hip-Hop activist and the first ever Latino/Latina in United States history to run for Vice-President, will speak at Sarah Lawrence College on Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Titworth Lecture Hall.
Clemente, the Green Party vice presidential candidate who ran in the 2008 election with former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, has written for Clamor Magazine, The Ave. magazine, Black World Today, The Final Call and numerous websites. She has been the subject of articles in the Village Voice, The New York Times, Urban Latino, and The Source magazines and has appeared on CNN, C-Span, Democracy Now and Street Soldiers. In 2001 she was a youth representative at the United Nations World Conference against Xenophobia, Racism and Related Intolerance in South Africa and in 2002 was named by Red Eye Magazine as one of the top 50 Hip Hop activists. In 1995 she developed Know Thy Self Productions, a people of color speaker’s bureau. Seeing a need for young people of color to be heard and taken seriously she began presenting workshops and lectures at colleges, universities, high schools, and prisons. In the past ten years she has presented at over 200 colleges, conferences and community centers on topics such as; African-American and Latino/a Intercultural Relations, and Hip-Hop Activism.