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Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter, Comes to Spelman

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

  • The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center Auditorium

The Social Justice Program in collaboration with the Women’s  Research and Resource Center and the Ethel Waddell Githii Honors Program hosts the co-founder of Black Lives Matter and New York Times best-selling author Patrisse Cullors. Cullors will be discussing her book "When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir."

Patrisse Cullors

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New York Times Editor’s Pick.
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In 2013, when Trayvon Martin’s killer went free, Khan-Cullors' outrage led her to co-found Black Lives Matter with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi. Condemned as terrorists and as a threat to America, these women founded a hashtag that birthed the movement to demand accountability from the authorities who continually turn a blind eye to the injustices inflicted upon people of Black and Brown skin.

Championing human rights in the face of violent racism, Khan-Cullors is a survivor. She transformed her personal pain into political power, giving voice to a people suffering inequality and a movement fueled by her strength and love to tell the country―and the world―that Black Lives Matter.

"When They Call You a Terrorist" is Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele’s reflection on humanity. It is an empowering account of survival, strength and resilience and a call to action to change the culture that declares innocent Black life expendable.

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