8:46 Anti-Racism Education Summer Series
Please join us on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at 2:00pm PST for a Facebook Livestream with Olmeca. Fawn Douglas will provide the welcome with land acknowledgement and Carmella Gadsen of the Institute for a Progressive Nevada will moderate the conversation.
The murder of George Floyd has opened people’s eyes, minds, and hearts to the violence that Black people have endured in this country for centuries. We have similar police murders that have taken the lives of Byron Williams, Tashii Brown Farmer, and Sharmel Edwards right in our own backyard. We know that so many of you want to embody what it means to be an Anti-Racism Advocate but have no idea what that entails nor where to start. While nothing will undo the 400 years and counting of state-sanctioned violence that this country has perpetrated against Black people and people of color, we are here to offer education because when you know better, you do better.
Olmeca is a Bilingual Hip-Hop artist, producer, activist and scholar who has been featured on Complex Magazine, Billboard, NPR, Huffington Post, Noisey, and Democracy Now. His work has been featured on various documentaries on PBS, BBC World, as well as, featured films. He has written music for tv shows including “Sons of Anarchy.”
This along with his work on immigration, identity, and Black Brown unity, make Olmeca a sought after speaker for his ability to intersect art, politics, culture and identity. He tours college campuses throughout the U.S. doing residencies and keynotes, and lectures. His work has been noted by social justice dignitaries speaking alongside Dolores Huerta, Luis J. Rodriguez, Naomi Klein and many others.
Olmeca is currently a Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow and faculty at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the Interdisciplinary Gender and Ethnic Studies Department teaching Latin American History, Latinx in the U.S. and Hip-Hop and Social Justice courses.