GP VP cand Rosa Clemente: Student Activism Needs Revival During Recession

Rosa Clemente M.A. ’98, the first ever female Hispanic vice presidential candidate, urged Cornell minority students to organize and revive the University’s tradition of racial activism at a lecture on Friday.Representing the Green Party, Clemente was already well-known for her involvement with hip-hop political organizations before running for federal office. Born in South Bronx to Puerto Rican parents, she defines her career as an activist by the motto “service through leadership.” She opened her lecture at the Mews Hall lounge by recalling the particularly significant history of racial activism at the University.

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