Martha Diaz

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.