Honors Program at Ferris State University

MINDS Aflame Speaker Series: OLMECA

Beyond Globalization, courtesy of Beyond at Ferris State University, Ice Cream for Peace Logo, courtesy of Beyond Globalization at Ferris State University, https://www.facebook.com/beyondfsu?fref=ts

“Beyond: Globalization” at Ferris State University will be holding their annual MINDS Aflame event on September 29th from 5:30pm till 8:30pm in the Williams Auditorium. This event is similar to a TED Talk and it will include 9 presenters who speak for about 12 minutes each. This speaker series is a great way for students to finish their Cultural Event requirement as each hour of this event counts as one Cultural Event.

Hip-hop artist and activist, OLMECA, will present in the last hour of MINDS Aflame in his presentation entitled “Immigration and Anti-globalization.” Below is a short bio about OLMECA.

OLMECA, photo courtesy of Ferris State’s Office of International Education

“Olmeca is a notable hip-hop artist and activist. He recieved a BA in Philosophy (Ethics and Politics) from Cal State University, Los Angeles and is currently finishing a Masters Degree on Mexican presence in the U.S. post NAFTA era (same school). He has lived with the Zapatista movement, worked alongside Dolores Huerta and spoken alongside Naomi Klein, Rosa Clemente, amongst others.”

To see OLMECA’s presentation make sure to attend the MINDS Aflame Speaker Series on September 29th!