Martha Diaz (MD) is an award-winning community organizer, media producer, archivist, curator, educator, and founder of the Hip-Hop Education Center. MD has traversed the Hip-Hop entertainment industry, the public arts and education sector, and the academy over the past 30 years.
Founded the first Hip-Hop Film Festival of its kind in 2002. Through this platform, I united filmmakers, industry professionals, artists, and activists.
Founded in 2010, while studying at NYU, the Hip-Hop Education Center is an innovation hub and incubator that centralizes and connects the work of Hip-Hop artists, teachers, students, scholars, archivists, curators, activists, and social entrepreneurs from across the globe to empower the community and preserve, create, and honor Hip-Hop’s legacy.
Fresh, Bold & So Def (FBSD) is an intergenerational, international Hip-Hop feminist movement that honors, empowers, and preserves the contributions and achievements of women and girls in Hip-Hop. FBSD is a one of its kind collective with the goal to not only document women’s achievements and contributions to Hip Hop, but also to build a comprehensive archive.
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