Activist, journalist and former vice presidential candidate Rosa Clemente will speak at the University of Louisville Oct. 27 about “Shades of Brown: Afro-Latino Identity.”

The Hispanic/Latino Faculty and Staff Association is sponsoring her free, public talk at 7 p.m. in Floyd Theater, Swain Student Activities Center, during Hispanic Heritage Month.

Clemente is founder of Know Thy Self Productions, a speakers bureau and production company that organizes college tours to promote youth organizing for social justice. She was a 2008 Green Party vice presidential candidate and recently worked with the Black Lives Matter movement. She also helped coordinate the first National Hip-hop Political Convention, which drew more than 3,000 activists.

She is co-host and co-producer of the New York City-based WBAI program “Where We Live” and is a frequent contributor to CNN, Al Jazeera, MSNBC, CSPAN, Pacifica Radio and Hard Knock Radio.

For more information, contact Manuel Medina at 502-852-0501 or

Judy Hughes
Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.