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Rosa Clemente

5 out of 5

Community Organizer; Journalist; Political Activist

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 Rosa Clemente Biography

Rosa Alicia Clemente is an organizer, political commentator and independent journalist. An Afro-Puerto Rican born and raised in the Bronx, she has dedicated her life to organizing, scholarship and activism. She is one of the most raw, honest, political, social and cultural voices in the country. From Harvard to prisons, Rosa has spent her life dedicated to grassroots organizing and scholar activism. Throughout her scholarly career, Rosa has been a constant on-the-ground presence through the many political struggles facing people of color in the 21st century. She travels nationally as a public speaker at colleges and universities, various organizations organizing and speaking to a wide range of communities. She was the first ever Afro-Latina woman 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.

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. She is a frequent guest on television, radio and online media, as her opinions on critical current events are widely sought after.

Rosa is a leading scholar on the issues of Afro-Latinx identity. Her groundbreaking article, Who is Black?, published in 2001, was the catalyst for many discussions regarding Blackness in the Latinx culture. As an activist with Black Lives Matter, she has continued to address issues of Afro-Latinx Identity and anti-Blackness through her writings. As a co-founder and national coordinator of the first ever National Hip-Hop Political Convention, Rosa helped bring together more than 3000 activists to create and implement a national political agenda for the Hip-Hop generation. She also co-founded the REACH Hip-Hop Coalition, a Hip-Hop generation-based media justice organization.

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 (which she wrote her master’s thesis on), The Black Panther Party, and the Black and Brown Liberation Movements of the 60s and 70s, as well as the effects of COINTELPRO (Counter Intelligence Program) on such movements. She has also written extensively on Afro-Latinx identity and politics, the intersection of race, gender and class, Hip-Hop feminisms and media justice.

Rosa is no stranger to taking on high profile celebrities. From her very first article in 2001 calling out Russell Simmons for his lack of understanding of Hip-Hop culture to her 2013 video in response to Rick Ross’ lyrics and calling upon men to put an end to rape culture. Additionally, she continually offers the public a view into her life and experience. This is hauntingly evident in her 2013 essay "Not Ready to Die but Wanting to Die: Depression, Hip-Hop and the Death of Chris Lightly." In that essay, Rosa shared the story of her depression, shining a light on the problem within the hip-hop community and encouraging people to break the silence and shame.

As an independent journalist, she traveled to Vieques, Puerto Rico to document the US Naval withdrawal from the island after 67 years of US military control. She was in New Orleans and Mississippi, as an independent journalist, a mere ten days after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the area. Her on-the-ground reports were distributed to media outlets around the world. In September 2018 days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico she created of PR (Puerto Rico) On the Map, an independent, unapologetic, Afro-Latinx centered media collective. She is currently completing her Ph.D. at the W.E.B. DuBois Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

On January 8th, 2018 Rosa and six other women of color organizers joined actresses from Hollywood as part of the Times Up initiative and the #metoo movement. Rosa was the guest of Oscar winner Susan Sarandon and stated that evening, “We are human beings who deserve the right to dignity, whether we are working on a Hollywood set, or working at Wal-Mart, whether we’re a mother in the South Bronx or a mother in Beverly Hills. So, we are here not only to walk the red carpet we are here to work the red carpet and give voice to the many millions of women who are often marginalized.”

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Speaking Topics
  • Ain’t I Hip-Hop Too?

    In her keynote presentation Ain’t I Hip-Hop Too?, political activist and journalist Rosa Clemente challenges patriarchy, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop Culture.

  • Brown, Black & Green: New Politics for a New Generation

    The advent of shifting demographics and a black president have undoubtedly changed the political landscape of the United States. In this keynote speech, Clemente discusses the new majority and new politics for a new generation.

  • From the Young Lords to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

    The historic appointment of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor adds a new and important page to the history of Latino culture in the United States. In her keynote address, Clemente examines history of Puerto Rico, Nuyoricans and colonialism.

  • Presente! Latinos y Latinas in the 21st Century

    Going beyond imposed identities, politics, and borders, Clemente delivers an empowered keynote speech detailing Latino influence on American life today and in the future.

  • It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop: Sustainable Politics & Culture for a Radical Hip-Hop Generation

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rosa Clemente for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Rosa Clemente, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rosa Clemente or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Rosa Clemente?

    Booking fees for Rosa Clemente, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rosa Clemente, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Rosa Clemente?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rosa Clemente for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rosa Clemente for your next private or corporate function.
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Rosa Clemente

5 out of 5

Community Organizer; Journalist; Political Activist

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Albany, NY, USA
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Rosa Clemente Biography

Rosa Alicia Clemente is an organizer, political commentator and independent journalist. An Afro-Puerto Rican born and raised in the Bronx, she has dedicated her life to organizing, scholarship and activism. She is one of the most raw, honest, political, social and cultural voices in the country. From Harvard to prisons, Rosa has spent her life dedicated to grassroots organizing and scholar activism. Throughout her scholarly career, Rosa has been a constant on-the-ground presence through the many political struggles facing people of color in the 21st century. She travels nationally as a public speaker at colleges and universities, various organizations organizing and speaking to a wide range of communities. She was the first ever Afro-Latina woman 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.

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. She is a frequent guest on television, radio and online media, as her opinions on critical current events are widely sought after.

Rosa is a leading scholar on the issues of Afro-Latinx identity. Her groundbreaking article, Who is Black?, published in 2001, was the catalyst for many discussions regarding Blackness in the Latinx culture. As an activist with Black Lives Matter, she has continued to address issues of Afro-Latinx Identity and anti-Blackness through her writings. As a co-founder and national coordinator of the first ever National Hip-Hop Political Convention, Rosa helped bring together more than 3000 activists to create and implement a national political agenda for the Hip-Hop generation. She also co-founded the REACH Hip-Hop Coalition, a Hip-Hop generation-based media justice organization.

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 (which she wrote her master’s thesis on), The Black Panther Party, and the Black and Brown Liberation Movements of the 60s and 70s, as well as the effects of COINTELPRO (Counter Intelligence Program) on such movements. She has also written extensively on Afro-Latinx identity and politics, the intersection of race, gender and class, Hip-Hop feminisms and media justice.

Rosa is no stranger to taking on high profile celebrities. From her very first article in 2001 calling out Russell Simmons for his lack of understanding of Hip-Hop culture to her 2013 video in response to Rick Ross’ lyrics and calling upon men to put an end to rape culture. Additionally, she continually offers the public a view into her life and experience. This is hauntingly evident in her 2013 essay "Not Ready to Die but Wanting to Die: Depression, Hip-Hop and the Death of Chris Lightly." In that essay, Rosa shared the story of her depression, shining a light on the problem within the hip-hop community and encouraging people to break the silence and shame.

As an independent journalist, she traveled to Vieques, Puerto Rico to document the US Naval withdrawal from the island after 67 years of US military control. She was in New Orleans and Mississippi, as an independent journalist, a mere ten days after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the area. Her on-the-ground reports were distributed to media outlets around the world. In September 2018 days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico she created of PR (Puerto Rico) On the Map, an independent, unapologetic, Afro-Latinx centered media collective. She is currently completing her Ph.D. at the W.E.B. DuBois Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

On January 8th, 2018 Rosa and six other women of color organizers joined actresses from Hollywood as part of the Times Up initiative and the #metoo movement. Rosa was the guest of Oscar winner Susan Sarandon and stated that evening, “We are human beings who deserve the right to dignity, whether we are working on a Hollywood set, or working at Wal-Mart, whether we’re a mother in the South Bronx or a mother in Beverly Hills. So, we are here not only to walk the red carpet we are here to work the red carpet and give voice to the many millions of women who are often marginalized.”

Rosa Clemente Videos

  • RTSBX: Keynote Rosa Clemente
  • Rosa Clemente SPEAKS THE TRUTH ABOUT PUERTO RICO ...
  • Hip-Hop State of Mind, hosted and produced by Rosa Clemente

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Rosa Clemente Speaking Topics

  • Ain’t I Hip-Hop Too?

    In her keynote presentation Ain’t I Hip-Hop Too?, political activist and journalist Rosa Clemente challenges patriarchy, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop Culture.

  • Brown, Black & Green: New Politics for a New Generation

    The advent of shifting demographics and a black president have undoubtedly changed the political landscape of the United States. In this keynote speech, Clemente discusses the new majority and new politics for a new generation.

  • From the Young Lords to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

    The historic appointment of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor adds a new and important page to the history of Latino culture in the United States. In her keynote address, Clemente examines history of Puerto Rico, Nuyoricans and colonialism.

  • Presente! Latinos y Latinas in the 21st Century

    Going beyond imposed identities, politics, and borders, Clemente delivers an empowered keynote speech detailing Latino influence on American life today and in the future.

  • It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop: Sustainable Politics & Culture for a Radical Hip-Hop Generation

FAQs on booking Rosa Clemente

  • How to book Rosa Clemente?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rosa Clemente for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Rosa Clemente, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rosa Clemente or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rosa Clemente?

    Booking fees for Rosa Clemente, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rosa Clemente, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rosa Clemente?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rosa Clemente for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rosa Clemente for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rosa Clemente or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rosa Clemente or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Rosa Clemente is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rosa Clemente for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Rosa Clemente generally travels from Albany, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Erika Andiola, J.R. Martinez, Dolores Huerta, Donna Brazile and Esmeralda Santiago. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rosa Clemente for an upcoming event.

Rosa Clemente Speaker Videos

  • RTSBX: Keynote Rosa Clemente
    Rosa Clemente SPEAKS THE TRUTH ABOUT PUERTO RICO ...
  • Hip-Hop State of Mind, hosted and produced by Rosa Clemente
    Rosa Clemente- [email protected] Identity and Critical Approaches to ...

Rosa Clemente Speaking Topics

  • Ain’t I Hip-Hop Too?

    In her keynote presentation Ain’t I Hip-Hop Too?, political activist and journalist Rosa Clemente challenges patriarchy, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop Culture.

  • Brown, Black & Green: New Politics for a New Generation

    The advent of shifting demographics and a black president have undoubtedly changed the political landscape of the United States. In this keynote speech, Clemente discusses the new majority and new politics for a new generation.

  • From the Young Lords to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

    The historic appointment of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor adds a new and important page to the history of Latino culture in the United States. In her keynote address, Clemente examines history of Puerto Rico, Nuyoricans and colonialism.

  • Presente! Latinos y Latinas in the 21st Century

    Going beyond imposed identities, politics, and borders, Clemente delivers an empowered keynote speech detailing Latino influence on American life today and in the future.

  • It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop: Sustainable Politics & Culture for a Radical Hip-Hop Generation

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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