(Rochester, NY) - Rosa Clemente, 2008 Green Party candidate for Vice President, will be speaking in Rochester on October 3rd at Rochester Institute of Technology. Ms. Clemente is the keynote speaker for RIT’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. The title of her talk will be A Historical Look at the Latino Civil Rights Movement in America. The talk is free and will be held at the Ingle Auditorium in the Student Alumni Union on the RIT campus from 7-9pm, with a reception immediately following. Sign language interpreting will be provided.
Rosa Alicia Clemente is a community organizer, radio journalist, and Hip-Hop activist. Born and raised in the South Bronx and Elmsford, NY she is a graduate of the University of Albany and received her Masters of Professional Africana Studies and Education at Cornell University.
On July 13th 2008, in Chicago, IL, Rosa Alicia Clemente and former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, were nominated by the Green Party of the United States, as Vice-Presidential and Presidential candidates respectively. They made up the first women of color ticket in American history and Rosa Clemente was the first Latina in the history of the U.S.A. to be on the vice-presidential ballot in over thirty states. More on Ms. Clemente’s background can be found at www.RosaClemente.com
The Green Party of Monroe County is a grassroots-based party united around key issues and values and is the only progressive electoral voice in Monroe County. Its vision for Monroe County includes a revitalized, locally based economy; ecologically smart development, economic and social justice and increased reliance on renewable energy sources.