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Martha Diaz

Hip Hop Communiversity / Hip Hop Education Center
Founder / Director
Virtual
Martha Diaz (MD) is a seasoned community organizer, media producer, archivist, curator, and educator. One of Women’s eNews distinguished 21 Leaders for the 21st Century, she has traversed the hip hop entertainment industry, the public arts and education sector, and the academy over the last 25 years. Her passion is advancing human rights and transforming communities through Hip Hop media, technology, and social entrepreneurship. MD has associate produced and consulted on numerous hip hop documentaries including, Where My Ladies At? by Leba Haber Rubinoff (2007), Black August: A Hip-Hop Concert by Dream Hampton (2010), and Nas: Time Is Illmatic by One9 (2014). In 2002, MD founded the highly acclaimed Hip Hop Odyssey (H2O) International Film Festival, the first and largest festival of its kind. She was invited to curate the first Hip Hop movie series presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and served as a guest curator at the Museum of the Moving Image. In 2010, MD formed the Hip Hop Education Center at NYU to research, cultivate, and formalize the field of hip hop-based education. Through her publications of research reports, books, and curricula, she has chronicled hip hop history to preserve its cultural value and memory. A graduate of New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program, MD has worked on archival projects with Parkwood Entertainment (Beyoncé Knowles-Carter), Tupac Shakur Estate, and National Jazz Museum in Harlem, to name a few. She was a Senior Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History - Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, Fellow at Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Program in Social Entrepreneurship, Curator at The Schomburg Center, A'Leila Bundle Scholar at Columbia University, Nasir Jones Fellow at Harvard University, and Civic Media Fellowship at the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab. This fall MD will commence her Doctoral Studies in Education Leadership at USC's Rossier School.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, March 28
 

4:00pm PDT

HTH GSE's Deep Dive Den with Courtlandt Butts and Martha Diaz HTHI 105: DEEP DIVE DENCourtlandt Butts • Michelle Sadrena Clark • Martha Diaz • Rob Riordan

 
Thursday, March 29
 

10:30am PDT