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Rosa Clemente: If I Were President



Rosa Clemente is a community organizer, freelance journalist, and Hip Hop activist who ran for Vice President of the Green Party during the 2008 elections. In addition to her commitment to activism and third party politics, Rosa is a PhD candidate whose research examines national racial justice movements, with a specific focus on the Young Lords Party, the Black Panthers Party, and the Black and Brown liberation movements of the 60s and 70s. She also has scholarship on Afro-Latino identity and the importance of Latino and African American unity. Rosa’s visit to campus will foster a space where Penn students can come together with members of the broader Philadelphia community to question the state of electoral politics and racial justice in the U.S. During the event, Rosa will have a period of time to deliver her views on these issues, which will be followed by an extended question and answer period with the audience. Attendees will be encouraged to engage each other, and not only the speaker, when making their points. Our intention is to create an opportunity for the sharing of diverse viewpoints that might challenge or align with those of the speakers, making the event a time to engage in critical dialogue concerning the upcoming 2016 presidential election.