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With the presidential debates wrapping up last night, someone who is familiar with the political process will be appearing on campus this evening. Former vice presidential candidate for the Green Party Rosa Clemente will be speaking tonight at 6 p.m. on “Critical Approaches to Civic Engagement & Authentic Youth Community” in the Dodge Room of the Flynn Campus Union.
Clemente, the VP candidate in 2008, has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN, and Democracy Now! In 2001, she was a youth representative at the United Nations World Conference Against Xenophobia, Racism and Related Intolerance in South Africa. In 2002, she was named by Red Eye Magazine as one of the top 50 Hip-Hop Activists to look out for. She has also written for a wide variety of magazines and websites.
Clemente will also be the keynote speaker on Saturday at a conference entitled “The Price of Inequality: Taking Activism from Campuses to Communities.”
Clemente is one of America’s most known voices when it comes to politics and social justice. She has been a strong voice against the many political struggles facing black and Hispanic people in the 21st century.
The conference in which Clemente will speak this Saturday, will be a state-of-the-art symposium exploring social justice and policy choices on the political, economic, and social problems facing Africans and African-Americans in higher education.
Several topics will be covered throughout the seven-hour event. The origins of the Black Lives Matter movement, student engagement, empowerment, awareness, self-awareness, and the role of social media on society are just a few that will be included.