Rosa Clemente

Rosa Clemente

Keynote Speaker: Community Organizer, Journalist, Political Activist, President & Founder of Know Thy Self Productions

Rosa Clemente Biography

Rosa Alicia Clemente is a Black-Puerto Rican woman born and raised in the Bronx, NY. She is an organizer, producer, independent journalist and scholar-activist.

In 2008, Clemente made herstory when she became the first Afro/Black-Latina to run for Vice-President of the United States on the Green Party ticket. She and her running mate, Cynthia McKinney are, to this date, the only women of color ticket in U.S. Presidential history.

However, her influential work neither started nor ended there. A media-maker, Clemente was recently an associate producer on Judas and the Black Messiah, a two-time Oscar-winning film by Shaka King, Charles D. King and Ryan Coogler about the betrayal of Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton at the hands of FBI informant William O’Neal.

As an independent journalist, Clemente has provided on-the-ground coverage of the U.S. Navy’s withdrawal from Vieques, Puerto Rico, after 67 years of military control; the devastation and government failures in New Orleans and Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina; Black Lives Matters protests in Ferguson, Missouri, after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown and more. In 2017, days after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, Clemente organized a group of young Latinx media-makers to cover the destruction and its political implications through PR on the Map. Under the project, she produced multiple documentaries, photo series and articles. As a writer, Clemente isn’t scared to get personal, either. Her powerful first-person essays on Afro-Latinx identity, particularly her article Who is Black?, is read in classrooms across the country and has been translated into four different languages.

As president of Know Thy Self Productions, a full-service speakers bureau, production company and media consulting service, she has produced eight community activism tours. Through the production house, she also co-founded and was the national coordinator for the first-ever National Hip-Hop Political Convention in 2003, which helped bring together more than 3,000 activists to create and implement a political agenda for the hip-hop generation.

A fearless voice against injustice and violence, including high-profile perpetrators, Clemente has famously called out Russell Simmons on accusations of sexual violence as well as confronted rapper Rick Ross on his lyrics normalizing rape culture. A longtime champion for survivors in the hip-hop industry, it’s no surprise Clemente caught the attention of celebrities in the #MeToo movement. On January 8, 2018, she and six other women of color organizers joined Hollywood actresses at the Golden Globes Red Carpet as part of an initiative by Time’s Up and #MeToo. There, she spotlighted sexual harassment and violence against women from Beverly Hills to the South Bronx.

Currently completing her PhD at the W.E.B. DuBois Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Clemente’s academic work centers national liberation struggles inside the U.S. with a specific focus on the Young Lords Party, the Black Panther Party, Black and brown liberation movements of the ‘60s and ‘70s as well as the effects of COINTELPRO (Counterintelligence Program) on such movements. Clemente is also one of her generation’s leading scholars on the issues of Afro/Black-Latina/Latino/Latinx identity. In 2020, she created the Black Diasporic Organizing Project, a nonprofit dedicated to combating anti-Blackness within the wider Latina, Latino and Latinx community.

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Rosa Clemente Videos

Gloria E Anzaldúa Colloquium featuring Rosa Clemente
Gloria E Anzaldúa Colloquium featuring Rosa Clemente
Promo Video - Rosa Clemente
Promo Video - Rosa Clemente
Rosa Clemente SPEAKS THE TRUTH ABOUT PUERTO RICO
Rosa Clemente SPEAKS THE TRUTH ABOUT PUERTO RICO

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Rosa Clemente is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including News & Media, Social Activism and Personal Growth. The estimated speaking fee range to book Rosa Clemente for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. 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 Dolores Huerta, Cristina Jiménez Moreta and J.R. Martinez. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rosa Clemente for an upcoming event.

Rosa Clemente Videos

Gloria E Anzaldúa Colloquium featuring Rosa Clemente
Gloria E Anzaldúa Colloquium featuring Rosa Clemente
Promo Video - Rosa Clemente
Promo Video - Rosa Clemente
Rosa Clemente SPEAKS THE TRUTH ABOUT PUERTO RICO
Rosa Clemente SPEAKS THE TRUTH ABOUT PUERTO RICO
RTSBX: Keynote Rosa Clemente
RTSBX: Keynote Rosa Clemente
Rosa Clemente- Afro-Latin@ Identity and Critical Approaches to Blackness
Rosa Clemente- [email protected] Identity and Critical Approaches to Blackness

Rosa Clemente Reviews

  • Westminster College - Mar 24 2021

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Sep 22 2017

  • The attendees of the keynote lecture and partnering student leaders thoroughly enjoyed our evening with Rosa.
    UNC Chapel Hill - Sep 22 2017

Rosa Clemente Speaking Topics

  • Untold Stories: Women of Color as leaders and resisters

  • Unapologetically Black: Afro-Latinx culture, identity and politics in the 21st Century

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

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

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