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Aisha Fukushima

Performance Lecturer, Justice Strategist, Facilitator, Vocalist & Founder of RAPtivism

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Aisha Fukushima Biography

Aisha Fukushima is a Performance Lecturer, Justice Strategist, Singer-Songwriter, and RAPtivist (rap activist). Fukushima founded RAPtivism (Rap Activism), a hip hop project spanning 20 countries and four continents, amplifying universal efforts for freedom and justice. She is a multilingual, multiracial African American Japanese woman who has done lectures and performances everywhere from the United States to Morocco, Japan, Germany, England, South Africa, Senegal, India, Kazakhstan, and beyond. Fukushima’s ‘RAPtivism’ work has been featured on Oprah Magazine, TEDx, KQED Public Television, The Seattle Times, TV 2M Morocco, The Bangalore Mirror, HYPE, South Africa’s #1 Hip Hop Magazine, and Tour highlights include performing for audiences of over 20,000 people in Nepal, speaking with the President of Estonia about the power of music to create change, and sharing stages with the likes of Bernie Sanders, Emory Douglas (Black Panthers), KRS-One, Herbie Hancock, Christian McBride, The Isley Brothers, and M1 (Dead Prez).

As a public speaker, Fukushima combines the art of performance and lecture. In her speeches she links themes such as hip hop, global citizenship, empowerment, feminism and cultural activism with live musical performance. She was the first non-Native person to deliver a keynote address at Montana’s 2012 Schools of Promise Conference for Indigenous youth and has presented at such diverse venues as Stanford University, Yale Law School, Duke University, the National Conference On Race and Ethnicity (NCORE), People of Color in Independent Schools (POCIS) conferences, UMass Amherst, TEDxSitka, TEDxBend, TEDxWhitman, TEDxUWCCR, Rock The School Bells, Osaka University, among others.

Speaking Topics
  • The World Is Yours: Reflections of a Global RAPtivist

    Aisha Fukushima is a multiracial African American-Japanese scholar, singer and RAPtivist. She founded the global hip-hop project RAPtivism (rap activism) in 2009, and has since travelled to over 15 countries across four continents challenging oppression with expression. This highly engaging performance lecture explores questions of global citizenship, identity politics and musical activism through storytelling and soulful musical melodies.

  • Social Justice Storytelling

    This workshop explores tools for community building and organizing through social justice storytelling. First we will discuss the role of the emcee in hip-hop culture as a storyteller. Then we will learn how hip hop storytelling can be used to critically explore questions of identity, inequality and liberation. Participants will reflect on, and share their own social justice stories over beats and breaks. Using creative techniques such as body percussion, we will also practice solidarity building through movement. All levels of musical interest and experience are welcome.

  • Songs of Freedom

    In this workshop we will learn about the power of music to create social change. We will start by exploring a history of protest songs by artists such as Billie Holiday and Nina Simone, and discuss the political relevance of those songs today. Then we will hear stories from global hip hop movements that seek to challenge oppression with expression through their own unique forms of “RAPtivism” (rap activism). In the second half of the workshop we will learn some fundamental emceeing/songwriting skills, and put them into practice by creating our own 'RAPtivism' (rap activism) freedom song verses. This workshop will inspire participants to question the status quo, see culture as a tool for social change, and to critically explore what a more free world might look like through their own creative expression. In addition to gaining some hip hop pedagogy tools, participants will also learn strategies for building solidarity through sound. This workshop is geared towards educators, administrators and students of all skill levels.

  • Who Run The World? Gender, Empowerment & Cultural Activism

    Gender often plays a significant role in people’s daily lives from the way that a person moves through the world, to the clothes that one wears and even how one interacts with others. Even so, many struggle to acknowledge the dynamics of gender that are at play in everyday life and how they relate to larger structures of power and oppression. In this highly dynamic workshop, Aisha Fukushima draws from her experience as an African American Japanese global cultural activist and feminist, to explore the themes of women’s empowerment, feminism and imaging a world beyond the gender binary.

  • BALANCE, BEATS, & BREAKS

    In this session we will move through some mindfulness practices to root and uplift us. This session is an opportunity to explore the power of your voice, and the power of creativity as a portal for changemaking (from the inside out). Our time together will involve music, movement, breathwork, freewriting, and sweet moments to decompress/express. Come as you are, all are welcome.

  • Joining The Global Cypher

    This performance lecture explores stories from Aisha Fukushima’s global upbringing spanning from Yokohama, Japan to Seattle, Washington to speak to the power of art in creating a shared global platform for activism. By highlighting examples from her global ‘RAPtivism’ (rap activism) work in 20+ countries, Fukushima raises questions that challenge audiences to continue to enrich their perspectives beyond the heavily US-centric perspectives on the world that are often shared in the media. This highly engaging and dynamic performance lecture also encourages audience members to think about their own roles as global citizens and how they can be agents of change on the global stage.

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Aisha Fukushima Biography

Aisha Fukushima is a Performance Lecturer, Justice Strategist, Singer-Songwriter, and RAPtivist (rap activist). Fukushima founded RAPtivism (Rap Activism), a hip hop project spanning 20 countries and four continents, amplifying universal efforts for freedom and justice. She is a multilingual, multiracial African American Japanese woman who has done lectures and performances everywhere from the United States to Morocco, Japan, Germany, England, South Africa, Senegal, India, Kazakhstan, and beyond. Fukushima’s ‘RAPtivism’ work has been featured on Oprah Magazine, TEDx, KQED Public Television, The Seattle Times, TV 2M Morocco, The Bangalore Mirror, HYPE, South Africa’s #1 Hip Hop Magazine, and Tour highlights include performing for audiences of over 20,000 people in Nepal, speaking with the President of Estonia about the power of music to create change, and sharing stages with the likes of Bernie Sanders, Emory Douglas (Black Panthers), KRS-One, Herbie Hancock, Christian McBride, The Isley Brothers, and M1 (Dead Prez).

As a public speaker, Fukushima combines the art of performance and lecture. In her speeches she links themes such as hip hop, global citizenship, empowerment, feminism and cultural activism with live musical performance. She was the first non-Native person to deliver a keynote address at Montana’s 2012 Schools of Promise Conference for Indigenous youth and has presented at such diverse venues as Stanford University, Yale Law School, Duke University, the National Conference On Race and Ethnicity (NCORE), People of Color in Independent Schools (POCIS) conferences, UMass Amherst, TEDxSitka, TEDxBend, TEDxWhitman, TEDxUWCCR, Rock The School Bells, Osaka University, among others.

Aisha Fukushima Speaking Topics

  • The World Is Yours: Reflections of a Global RAPtivist

    Aisha Fukushima is a multiracial African American-Japanese scholar, singer and RAPtivist. She founded the global hip-hop project RAPtivism (rap activism) in 2009, and has since travelled to over 15 countries across four continents challenging oppression with expression. This highly engaging performance lecture explores questions of global citizenship, identity politics and musical activism through storytelling and soulful musical melodies.

  • Social Justice Storytelling

    This workshop explores tools for community building and organizing through social justice storytelling. First we will discuss the role of the emcee in hip-hop culture as a storyteller. Then we will learn how hip hop storytelling can be used to critically explore questions of identity, inequality and liberation. Participants will reflect on, and share their own social justice stories over beats and breaks. Using creative techniques such as body percussion, we will also practice solidarity building through movement. All levels of musical interest and experience are welcome.

  • Songs of Freedom

    In this workshop we will learn about the power of music to create social change. We will start by exploring a history of protest songs by artists such as Billie Holiday and Nina Simone, and discuss the political relevance of those songs today. Then we will hear stories from global hip hop movements that seek to challenge oppression with expression through their own unique forms of “RAPtivism” (rap activism). In the second half of the workshop we will learn some fundamental emceeing/songwriting skills, and put them into practice by creating our own 'RAPtivism' (rap activism) freedom song verses. This workshop will inspire participants to question the status quo, see culture as a tool for social change, and to critically explore what a more free world might look like through their own creative expression. In addition to gaining some hip hop pedagogy tools, participants will also learn strategies for building solidarity through sound. This workshop is geared towards educators, administrators and students of all skill levels.

  • Who Run The World? Gender, Empowerment & Cultural Activism

    Gender often plays a significant role in people’s daily lives from the way that a person moves through the world, to the clothes that one wears and even how one interacts with others. Even so, many struggle to acknowledge the dynamics of gender that are at play in everyday life and how they relate to larger structures of power and oppression. In this highly dynamic workshop, Aisha Fukushima draws from her experience as an African American Japanese global cultural activist and feminist, to explore the themes of women’s empowerment, feminism and imaging a world beyond the gender binary.

  • BALANCE, BEATS, & BREAKS

    In this session we will move through some mindfulness practices to root and uplift us. This session is an opportunity to explore the power of your voice, and the power of creativity as a portal for changemaking (from the inside out). Our time together will involve music, movement, breathwork, freewriting, and sweet moments to decompress/express. Come as you are, all are welcome.

  • Joining The Global Cypher

    This performance lecture explores stories from Aisha Fukushima’s global upbringing spanning from Yokohama, Japan to Seattle, Washington to speak to the power of art in creating a shared global platform for activism. By highlighting examples from her global ‘RAPtivism’ (rap activism) work in 20+ countries, Fukushima raises questions that challenge audiences to continue to enrich their perspectives beyond the heavily US-centric perspectives on the world that are often shared in the media. This highly engaging and dynamic performance lecture also encourages audience members to think about their own roles as global citizens and how they can be agents of change on the global stage.

Aisha Fukushima Videos

  • Live Event: Momentum, together for Black lives
    Momentum is a chain reaction ignited by community. On September 29th, 2020, Mary Hooks (Co-Director at Southerners On New Ground), LaTosha Brown...
  • Green Power: A Celebration of Greta Thunberg and the Global Climate...
    To fight the climate crisis, it’s going to take a lot of collective action and creative thinking—together, we have the power to do it. It’s...
  • ‘RAPtivist’ Aisha Fukushima | Aisha Fukushima | TEDxBend
    Aisha Fukushima is a Singer, Speaker, Educator, and ‘RAPtivist’ (rap activist). Fukushima founded RAPtivism (Rap Activism) a global hip-hop​...

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  • How to book Aisha Fukushima?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Aisha Fukushima for both live and virtual events for over 20 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Aisha Fukushima, 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 Aisha Fukushima or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Aisha Fukushima?

    Booking fees for Aisha Fukushima, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 Aisha Fukushima, 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 Aisha Fukushima?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Aisha Fukushima for clients worldwide for more than 20 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 Aisha Fukushima 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 Aisha Fukushima or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Aisha Fukushima 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.

Aisha Fukushima is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as The World Is Yours: Reflections of a Global RAPtivist, Social Justice Storytelling , Songs of Freedom, Who Run The World? Gender, Empowerment & Cultural Activism , BALANCE, BEATS, & BREAKS and Joining The Global Cypher. The estimated speaking fee range to book Aisha Fukushima for your event is available upon request. Aisha Fukushima generally travels from Philadelphia, PA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tamika D. Mallory, Nikki Giovanni, Angela Davis, Ijeoma Oluo and Charlene Carruthers. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Aisha Fukushima for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Aisha Fukushima Speaking Topics

  • The World Is Yours: Reflections of a Global RAPtivist

    Aisha Fukushima is a multiracial African American-Japanese scholar, singer and RAPtivist. She founded the global hip-hop project RAPtivism (rap activism) in 2009, and has since travelled to over 15 countries across four continents challenging oppression with expression. This highly engaging performance lecture explores questions of global citizenship, identity politics and musical activism through storytelling and soulful musical melodies.

  • Social Justice Storytelling

    This workshop explores tools for community building and organizing through social justice storytelling. First we will discuss the role of the emcee in hip-hop culture as a storyteller. Then we will learn how hip hop storytelling can be used to critically explore questions of identity, inequality and liberation. Participants will reflect on, and share their own social justice stories over beats and breaks. Using creative techniques such as body percussion, we will also practice solidarity building through movement. All levels of musical interest and experience are welcome.

  • Songs of Freedom

    In this workshop we will learn about the power of music to create social change. We will start by exploring a history of protest songs by artists such as Billie Holiday and Nina Simone, and discuss the political relevance of those songs today. Then we will hear stories from global hip hop movements that seek to challenge oppression with expression through their own unique forms of “RAPtivism” (rap activism). In the second half of the workshop we will learn some fundamental emceeing/songwriting skills, and put them into practice by creating our own 'RAPtivism' (rap activism) freedom song verses. This workshop will inspire participants to question the status quo, see culture as a tool for social change, and to critically explore what a more free world might look like through their own creative expression. In addition to gaining some hip hop pedagogy tools, participants will also learn strategies for building solidarity through sound. This workshop is geared towards educators, administrators and students of all skill levels.

  • Who Run The World? Gender, Empowerment & Cultural Activism

    Gender often plays a significant role in people’s daily lives from the way that a person moves through the world, to the clothes that one wears and even how one interacts with others. Even so, many struggle to acknowledge the dynamics of gender that are at play in everyday life and how they relate to larger structures of power and oppression. In this highly dynamic workshop, Aisha Fukushima draws from her experience as an African American Japanese global cultural activist and feminist, to explore the themes of women’s empowerment, feminism and imaging a world beyond the gender binary.

  • BALANCE, BEATS, & BREAKS

    In this session we will move through some mindfulness practices to root and uplift us. This session is an opportunity to explore the power of your voice, and the power of creativity as a portal for changemaking (from the inside out). Our time together will involve music, movement, breathwork, freewriting, and sweet moments to decompress/express. Come as you are, all are welcome.

  • Joining The Global Cypher

    This performance lecture explores stories from Aisha Fukushima’s global upbringing spanning from Yokohama, Japan to Seattle, Washington to speak to the power of art in creating a shared global platform for activism. By highlighting examples from her global ‘RAPtivism’ (rap activism) work in 20+ countries, Fukushima raises questions that challenge audiences to continue to enrich their perspectives beyond the heavily US-centric perspectives on the world that are often shared in the media. This highly engaging and dynamic performance lecture also encourages audience members to think about their own roles as global citizens and how they can be agents of change on the global stage.

Aisha Fukushima Speaker Videos

  • Live Event: Momentum, together for Black lives
    Momentum is a chain reaction ignited by community. On September 29th, 2020, Mary Hooks (Co-Director at Southerners On New Ground), LaTosha Brown (Co-Founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund) and...
    Green Power: A Celebration of Greta Thunberg and the Global Climate Strikes
    To fight the climate crisis, it’s going to take a lot of collective action and creative thinking—together, we have the power to do it. It’s time to respond to the climate crisis like the...
  • ‘RAPtivist’ Aisha Fukushima | Aisha Fukushima | TEDxBend
    Aisha Fukushima is a Singer, Speaker, Educator, and ‘RAPtivist’ (rap activist). Fukushima founded RAPtivism (Rap Activism) a global hip-hop​ project spanning nearly 20 countries and four...
    Aisha Fukushima
    Aisha Fulushima: Lectures, Performances, Workshops
  • Free Yo Mind! | Aisha Fukushima | TEDxUWCCR
    This talk explores the power of the cipher in hip hop and its applicability to pedagogy Aisha Fukushima is a self-proclaimed 'RAPtivist' (rap activist) hailing from Seattle and Japan. Having...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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