Wednesday, February 26 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Rosa Clemente, hip-hop activist, community organizer, and former Green Party candidate for vice president, will present a public lecture as a part of the 2020 Lennox Seminar, “Speaking Truth to Power.” Community organizing is the process of building power. This workshop will provide a history of select social justice movements of the last 50 years. It will show how building movements provide space for people to work together for a common social, political and cultural goal. Weaving the personal narrative of the workshop leader we will outline how move from social media moments and viral hashtags to building decentralized movements. What is needed for an idea to be transformed from an idea of the few to the idea of many? How do we build movements that are non-hierarchical? How do we make sure these organizing efforts are inclusive of the multiple identities that we all carry? The workshop will also provide tool that we use to inspire and engage young people to become community activists and organizers.