September 12, 2019. Featuring Mark Anthony Neal (Looking For Leroy), Treva Lindsey (Colored No More), Darnell Moore (No Ashes in the Fire), Jessica Care Moore(God is Not an American). Moderated by Jasiri X (1Hood).
Martha Diaz is the Founder and President of the Hip-Hop Association. She’s also the Executive Producer of the Hip-Hop International Film Festival (which celebrates and showcases scores of hip-hop films annually from around the world and the Executive Director of the Hip-Hop Education Summit. Through the Hip-Hop Education Summit, Ms. Diaz has helps to present innovative approaches to hip-hop and education to teachers from around the United States. In addition to her work as a filmmaker and educator, Ms. Diaz has produced hip-hop music videos and has been a casting director for a variety of the hip-hop influenced film, including the Who’s the Man (1993). Drawing on over a decade of hip-hop expertise, Ms. Diaz is currently a member of Mayor Bloomburg’s New York City Middle School Taskforce and co-editor of the recently released The Hip-Hop Education Guidebook. She holds a Master’s Degree from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in Hip-Hop Culture as a Tool for Human Rights and Social Change.