Aisha Fukushima (MC) is a Singer, Speaker, Educator, and activist in Oakland, California. Fukushima founded “RAPtivism” (Rap Activism): a hip hop project spanning 20 countries and four continents focused on freedom and justice efforts. She is a multilingual, multiracial African American Japanese woman who has done lectures and performances in the United States, France, Morocco, Japan, Germany, England, South Africa, Senegal, India, and Denmark. Fukushima’s ‘RAPtivism’ work has been featured by Oprah Magazine, TEDx, KQED Public Television, The Seattle Times, TV 2M Morocco, The Bangalore Mirror, HYPE, South Africa’s #1 Hip Hop Magazine, and others.
As a public speaker, Fukushima combines the art of performance and lecture. In her speeches she links the themes of hip hop culture, global citizenship, empowerment, feminism, and cultural activism with live musical performances. She was the first non-Native person to deliver a keynote address at Montana’s 2012 “Schools of Promise” Conference for Indigenous youth and has presented at Stanford University, the National Conference On Race and Ethnicity (NCORE), People of Color in Independent Schools (POCIS) conferences, Yale Law School, TEDxSitka, TEDxWhitman, TEDxUWCCR, Conscious Company’s Women Changing The World Summit, and Osaka University.
Aisha will be on Next Level Team Uzbekistan.