Outside the Box Seminar Series

Outside the Box Seminar Series

Celebrating 50 years of Hip Hop and its impact on Higher Education: A Two-Part Seminar with Rosa Clemente 

About the Series 

The Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging (DEIB) in People & Culture has partnered with Rosa Clemente, organizer, producer, independent journalist, and scholar-activist, to develop and facilitate specialized professional learning for staff and managers. The intended audience for this experience is employees who are beyond an introductory level of engagement with diversity, equity, and inclusion. This is an immersive experience around identity, culture, and creating organizational change that requires committing to attending two workshops hosted via Zoom Meeting.

Speaker Biography 

Rosa Alicia Clemente is a Black-Puerto Rican woman born and raised in the Bronx, NY. She is an organizer, producer, independent journalist and scholar-activist. As president of Know Thy Self Productions, a full-service speakers bureau, production company, and media consulting service, she has produced eight community activism tours. Through the production house, she also co-founded and was the national coordinator for the first-ever National Hip-Hop Political Convention in 2003, which helped bring together more than 3,000 activists to create and implement a political agenda for the hip-hop generation.

Program Audience

  • The ideal audience for this program is staff members who are beyond the introductory/beginner level of engagement. 

  • Staff with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging within their title and/or portfolio.

Program Eligibility

To participate, the following criteria must be met:

  • A commitment to attend both sessions

  • Willingness to actively participate in discussions with colleagues

  • Submit a completed application


All sessions will be hosted on Thursday mornings from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m via Zoom Meeting.

Part One

Thursday, December 7 

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. PST

Part Two 

Thursday, February 08

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. PST

How to Participate


  • November 22, 2023 - Applications Due

  • December 8, 2023 - Seminar Part One

  • February 8, 2024 - Seminar Part Two 

For Inquiries 

If you have any questions and/or are in need of accommodation(s) to successfully participate in this event, please contact Katrina Pantig Naval at kpantig@berkeley.edu.

Outside the Box Workshop "Celebrating 50 Years of Hip Hop" featuring a stunning image of activist Rosa Clemente.

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