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The Remix Hip Hop Leadership Institute Keynote Speakers

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Lasana Omar Hotep 

is an educator, essayist, entrepreneur, and filmmaker committed to challenging himself and others to create a more just and harmonious society. He uses the mediums of public speaking, workshop facilitation, writing, and film to express his ideas, scholarship, and problem-solving strategies.

Lasana is a highly sought after for his expertise in issues related to Black Male History and Black and Latino Male student success. One of his most notable achievements is co-founding the nationally recognized African-American Men of Arizona State University (AAMASU) program with Alonzo Jones. He also serves on the faculty of the national male success based organization, Student African-American Brotherhood (SAAB) and on the advisory board of BK Nation. Mr. Hotep has the distinguished honor of being a Fellow at the Molefi Kete Asante Institute for Afrocentric Studies.

He has contributed his refreshingly informed perceptive and analysis to several books, the most notable being the Black Male Handbook, edited by Kevin Powell. He most recently served as the program coordinator for Arizona State University’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (CSRD) and Director of Multicultural Affairs at Estrella Mountain Community College. Lasana currently serves as the Director of Student Activities and Campus Life at Merritt College in Oakland, California.

As an entrepreneur, Lasana is the Lead Consultant of Hotep Consultants and the co-founder and co-owner of MyClickUrban.com, an event finding and posting website and application. Lasana views all of accomplishments and endeavors as part of a work to improve the communities that he represents and serves.

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Amon Rashidi

is the Chief Executive Officer of The Rashidi Group, LLC. Amon is a dynamic speaker and presenter who has experienced phenomenal success in motivating youth and educating professionals. For the past twenty-years, his electrifying style of engagement has made him one of the country’s most sought after trainers, guest speakers, and interventionists. He is recognized as one of the United State’s top Subject Matter Experts in the field of gang prevention, intervention, and alternative solutions for empowering youth and communities. His company The Rashidi Group, LLC has developed a team of professionals that can customize and develop a training outline to solve your business/institutional needs.

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