2008 Green Party VP candidate Rosa Clemente launches speaking tour

On The Wilder Side:

Dear Colleagues, Supporters and Media Allies:

A sincere thank you for all your support during mine and Cynthia McKinney’s historic campaign this past year. I am booking now for Black History month, Women’s History month, Latino heritage month, Hip Hop Conferences, Symposiums, and Town Hall meetings.

Sincerely,

Rosa A. Clemente
http://myspace.com/rosaclemente
KNOW THY SELF PRODUCTIONS LLC, presents THE PATH OF MOST RESISTANCE TOUR 2009
EDUCATING, MOBILIZING AND ORAGANIZING THE NEW MAJORITY

Rosa Alicia Clemente is a community organizer, radio journalist(WBAI 99.5 Fm, NYC), Hip-Hop activist and the first ever Latino/Latina in United States history to run for Vice-President (GREEN PARTY) along with former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. Born and raised in the South Bronx and Elmsford, NY she is a graduate of the University of Albany and Cornell University. Rosa’s academic work has been dedicated to researching national liberation struggles inside the United States, with a specific focus on The Young Lords Party, The Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army, Afro-Latino identity and politics, Media Justice, and African-American and Latino/a Relations.

A much sought after political commentator and independent reporter, Rosa has been delivering workshops, lectures and commentary for over fifteen years. 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 universities, high schools, community centers and prisons. She has presented at over 400 colleges, conferences, town halls, rallies and International conferences. Know Thy Self Productions now includes an expanded college speakers bureau which has produced four major Hip-Hop activism tours and consults on issues of media justice, voter engagement amongst youth, and youth development.

While a student at University Albany(SUNY), she was the first Puerto Rican women president of the Albany State University Black Alliance (ASUBA) and was appointed Director of Multicultural Affairs for the Student Association her senior year. At Cornell she was a founding member of La Voz Boriken, a social political organization dedicated to supporting Puerto Rican political prisoners and independence political movements of Puerto Rico.

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 to look out for. In 2003 Rosa helped co-found and coordinate the first ever National Hip Hop Political Convention(NHHPC) that drew over 3000 activists who came together to create and implement a national political agenda for the Hip-Hop generation. In 2005 she co-founded the R.E.A.C.Hip-Hop Coalition, a Hip-Hop generation based media justice organization; and as an independent journalist, 10 days after Hurricane Katrina and Rita ravaged parts of the south, Rosa traveled to the devastated areas and her on the ground reports were distributed all over the world.

On July 6th 2008, in Chicago, Ill, Rosa Clemente and former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, were nominated by the Green Party of the USA, as Vice-Presidential and Presidential candidates respectively. Rosa and Cynthia made up the first women of color ticket in American history.

ROSA CAN CUSTOMIZE FIT ANY TOPIC TO AN ORGANIZATIONS NEEDS, GREAT FOR BLACK HISTORY, WOMEN’S, HISPANIC, ASIAN-PACIFIC, NATIVE AMERICAN, LGBT, HIP HOP, CELEBRATIONS MONTHS

Ain’t I Hip-Hop Too?: Challenging Homophobia, Misogyny and Sexism
Black and Brown Communities: The New American Majority
Its Bigger than Hip-Hop: Moving Forward in a New Political Era
Ladies First: Developing Sustainable Feminist Leadership
Speaking Truth to Power: Media Justice in Communities of Color
The History of the Young Lords Party: (former Young Lords are available for this workshop/lecture)

The Puerto Rican Struggle for Justice and Sovereignty
The Sleeping Giant is Awake: Latinos and the New Human Rights Movement
Who is Black? Afro-Latino Identity and Politics for the 21st Century
Young People, Politics and Real Change

MEDIA APPEARANCES

Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, The Truth With Jeff Johnson(BET), On the Real with Chuck D(Air America), The Bev Smith Show, Hard Knock Radio, Breakdown FM with Davey D, Pacifica Radio, The Warren Ballentine Show, Make it Plain with Mark Thompson, Jazz and Justice with Dr. Jared Ball, CNN, C-SPAN, MSNBC, TELESUR, AL JAZZERA,GRIT TV with LAURA FLANDERS, FREE SPEECH TV,

Ave. Magazine, Clamor Magazine, UTNE, In These Times, The Progressive, The Nation, New York Times, Urban Latino, Essence, Latina, The Source, Vibe, New York Times, The Village Voice, The Final Call, The Indypendent

Huffington Post, Alternet, SOHH, Wiretap, All Hip Hop.com, Daveyd.com, Black Agenda Report, Newsone.com,

PREVIOUS AWARD WINNING TOURS
The Hip Hop for President Tour, with Rebel Diaz(2006-2008)
The Speak Truth to Power Tour, a collaborative tour of award winning activists including dead prez, Lumumba Bandele, Jennifer “J Love” Calderon and Kahlil Almustafa, (2004-2006)
The ACLU College Freedom Tour ,with dead prez, DJ Kuttin Kandi, Mystic and comedian Dave Chapelle(2003-2004)
Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win,with M1 of dead prez and Fred Hampton Jr.(2001-2003)

Public Videos related to Rosa’s Campaign and Historic Acceptance Speech Visit her Website http://www.rosaclemente.com

Please Contact Rosa Clemente For More Information, Booking, Interviews +
clementerosa@gmail.com

Become Rosa’s Friend!

http://myspace.com/rosaclemente

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