When They Call You a Terrorist: A discussion with Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors

Date(s) - 01/24/19
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Northwestern University- Norris Center

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Northwestern University

When They Call You a Terrorist: A discussion with Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors

Northwestern University

Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

WINTER 2019 KEYNOTE of the Security Dialogues

Patrisse Cullors will be in conversation with Professor E. Patrick Johnson, Chair of the Department of African American Studies and Carlos Montezuma Professor of African American Studies and Performance Studies.

Co-sponsored by African American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Asian American Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, the Kaplan Humanities Institute, Kreeger Wolf Endowment, Latina and Latino Studies, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of the Provost, Sociology and the Weinberg College Office of the Dean.

This talk is part of the 2018-19 SECURITY Dialogues, a year-long conversation about struggles over security from humanistic perspectives, presented by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities in partnership with multiple Northwestern departments and programs.

About Patrisse Cullors: Artist, organizer, educator, and popular public speaker, Patrisse Cullors is a Los Angeles native and Co-Founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network and Founder of grassroots Los Angeles-based organization Dignity and Power Now. She is also a senior fellow at MomsRising where she is working on ending Maternal Mortality and Morbidity. In 2013, Patrisse co-founded the global movement with the viral twitter hashtag #BlackLivesMatter which has since grown to an international organization with dozens of chapters around the world fighting anti-Black racism. In January 2018 Patrisse Cullors published her memoir, When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir. Her memoir became an instant New York Times Bestseller. Patrisse has been honored with various awards including: The Sydney Peace Prize Award (2017); Black Woman of the Year Award (2015) from The National Congress of Black Women; Civil Rights Leader for the 21st Century Award (2015) from the Los Angeles Times; Community Change Agent Award (2016) from BLACK GIRLS ROCK!, Inc.; Women of the Year Award for the Justice Seekers Award (2016) from Glamour, and ESSENCE’s first-ever Woke Award. Patrisse is currently a 2019 MFA candidate at the University of Southern California.