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Rosa Clemente to Give Keynote Address at #ACSP2018

Friday, October 19, 2018  
Posted by: Nicole Smith
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ACSP is pleased to announce that renowned activist and organizer, Rosa Clemente will give the keynote address at #ACSP2018, which is being held October 25-28, in Buffalo, New York. 

A native of the South Bronx, Rosa 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 scholar activism. She is currently a doctoral student in the W.E.B. Dubois department of UMASS-Amherst. Throughout her scholarly career, Rosa has been a constant on the ground presence through the many political struggles facing Black and Latinx people in the 21st century.

Rosa was part of bringing #MeToo, #TimesUp, and #PRontheMap to the 2018 Golden Globes. "We are human beings who deserve the right to dignity, whether we're working on a Hollywood set, or working at Kentucky Fried Chicken, whether we're a mother in the South Bronx or a mother in Beverly Hills," shared Rosa.   

Rosa has received numerous awards, grants and fellowships. She has written for Ebony, Clamor Magazine, The Black World Today, The Final Call, The Ave. Magazine, and numerous websites.

She has been the subject of articles in The New York Times, The Nation, The Progressive, The Village Voice, Urban Latino, Essence, Latina, Vibe, The Huffington Post, and many other publications.

Rosa ran for Green Party Vice President in the 2008 U.S. election. Along with Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, the pair became the first women of color ticket in American History. 

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