Rosetta Cash is President of the ASCAC Midwest Region (elected in November 2011). ASCAC charter member since 1985 and an ASCAC Midwest Regional board member since 1987, she served as the Creative Productions Commission Chair of the Midwest Region for over three decades. She has helped organize the Midwest Regional conferences. Rosetta has lectured, conducted workshops, and panel discussions in Creative Productions at ASCAC Midwest Regional and National conferences. She has also lectured and conducted workshops in the Chicago area at the Kemetic Institute, South Shore Cultural Center, at the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (CCICS) of Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), Kennedy King College, and Malcolm X College.
Ms. Cash, a member of the Kemetic Institute of Chicago (KI) since 1985, is the Creative Productions Committee Chair, member of the Education, Editorial, and Publishing committees, and coordinator of technology for all KI programs. She was the first editor and publisher of, and has been published in The Kemetic Voice, Journal of the Kemetic Institute. Ms. Cash is multitalented and enjoys working in the following areas of artist expression: clothing design, interior design, graphic arts, poetry, songwriter, singer, writer, editor, computer technology, and more recently videography and filmmaking.
Rosetta, a Pan African scholar, believes that knowledge is a lifelong pursuit. Her late father, Welton Cash Sr., studied ancient Egyptian civilization and when she was introduced to ASCAC and the Kemetic Institute she found a familiar place. She began to study under Dr. Jacob H. Carruthers and found a new direction. These organizations were a continuation of the conversations her father began and she quickly felt at home. She studied under Dr. Carruthers, Roosevelt Maay Roberts, and credits them along with KI with her growth and development. Her research interests include: examining of the role of ancient Egypt and African people in film, African and African American art, the study of Medew Netcher, and incorporating art and technology (from an African centered perspective) into the curriculum to motivate and engage students in an effort to create lifelong learners.
Ms. Cash has a B.A. (1998) and M.A. in Inner City Studies Education (2000), an M.A. in Communication, Media, and Theater (2006), Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, Illinois, and an M.S. in Educational Media Design and Technology (2011), Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida.
Rosetta, employed at the Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (CCICS) of Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) is the Faculty Administrative Assistant and adjunct instructor in the Inner City Studies Education program. She is a member and Minister of Music of the Temple of the African Community of Chicago. Ms. Cash works with the National Black United Front (NBUF) and is a board member of the Minianka African Drum and Dance Ensemble in Chicago, Illinois.
Rosetta Cash firmly believes is a statement made by the late Paul Robeson, “The role of the artist is to improve the society in which they live,” and to that end has dedicated her life.