Black/Latin@ Identity and Solidarity in #Blacklivesmatter Organizing
Rosa Alicia Clemente Grassroots Organizer, Hip-Hop Activist, Journalist
February 19, 7-8:30pm (ending time subject to change) Location: Science Center Room 101
Rosa Alicia Clemente is a Black Puerto Rican grassroots organizer, hip-hop activist, journalist, and entrepreneur. She was the vice presidential running mate of 2008 Green Party Presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney in the 2008 U.S. Presidential election.
Clemente’s academic work has focused on research of national liberation struggles within the United States, with a specific focus on the Young Lords Party and the Black Liberation Army.While a student at SUNY Albany, she was President of the Albany State University Black Alliance (ASUBA) and Director of Multicultural Affairs for the Student Association. At Cornell she was a founding member of La Voz Boriken, a social/political organization dedicated to supporting Puerto Rican political prisoners and the independence of Puerto Rico.
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Omar Offendum will be coming to Swarthmore on Thursday, November 20th to give a hybrid performance/lecture.
In addition to performing some of his songs, he will speak about connections between the artistic community and the Arab uprisings, with a special focus on hip hop. Omar will also discuss his efforts to use art and music to raise humanitarian relief funds for Syrian refugees. Opening performance by OASiS.
Thursday November 20, 2014
Science Center 101
Swarthmore College (directions)
Omar is a Syrian American hip-hop artist, designer, poet and peace activist. He was born in Saudi Arabia, raised in Washington, DC, and now lives in Los Angeles, California. He tours the world performing at international music festivals, lecturing at major academic institutions, and fundraising for humanitarian relief organizations. Most recently, Offendum has been involved in creating several critically acclaimed songs about the popular democratic uprisings throughout the Middle East & North Africa. He is also working on several new collaborative projects while touring to promote his solo work.
This event is sponsored by the Arabic Section (MLL), the Intercultural Center, the William Cooper Foundation, the Islamic Studies Program, the Peace and Conflict Studies Program, the Department of Music and Dance, and the Muslim Students Association.
A certified media junkie, Latoya Peterson provides a hip-hop feminist and anti-racist view on pop culture with a special focus on video games, anime, American comics, manga, magazines, film, television, and music.
Tuesday, 11/22 7:00 pm
SCI Center, 199
Hosted by Swarthmore Feminists, Co-sponsored by Forum for Free Speech, Black Studies, BCC, GSST, Islamic Studies, Intercultural Center, Dean’s Office, Political Science, Sociology/ Anthropology, Peace and Conflict Studies, Educational Studies, and the Office of the President