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CSUB’s CSUB hosts celebrated social justice activist Rosa Clemente

Celebrated social justice advocate, community organizer, political commentator and journalist Rosa Clemente will present a talk, titled “We the People: Resisting & Speaking Truth to Power in Uncertain Times” from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at California State University, Bakersfield. Organized by CSUB’s Interdisciplinary Studies Program, the presentation will take place in the Stockdale Room and is free and open to the  public.

A 2008 vice presidential nominee on the Green Party ticket, Rosa Clemente has used her national platform to bring attention to issues like media justice, voter engagement among youth of color, third party politics, United States political prisoners and the campaign for Puerto Rico independence campaign.

Her groundbreaking article, “Who is Black?”, published in 2001, was the catalyst for many discussions regarding black political and cultural identity in the Latinx community. She is creator of PR (Puerto Rico) On the Map, an independent, unapologetic, Afro-Latinx centered media collective founded in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. She is currently completing her PhD at the W.E.B. DuBois Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

“We are human beings who deserve the right to dignity, whether we are working on a Hollywood set, or working at Walmart, whether we’re a mother in the South Bronx, or a mother in Beverly Hills,” Rosa Clemente says in a quote on her website.

Rosa Clemente’s presentation is sponsored by CSUB’s Interdisciplinary Studies Program, the Office of the Provost, Campus Programming, Kegley Institute of Ethics, Associated Students Inc., African Student Association, and the Political Science Club.

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