Patrisse Cullors – Engaging Communities with Resilient Love When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir
November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
In the Fall of 2016, UCSB’s Division of Student Affairs launched the Resilient Love series in order to ask how we might respond ethically and honorably to hate and violence. This series features visiting artists and academics as it seeks to promote conversation and creative work that will forge a love-driven response to hate, hurt, and fear. Students, staff, faculty, and community members are welcome to join.
This year we invite artist, organizer, educator, and popular public speaker, Patrisse Cullors, 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 #BlackLivesMatter, the global movement with a viral Twitter hashtag, which has since grown to an international organization with dozens of chapter around the world fighting anti-Black racism. In January 2016 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.
We are honored to have Patrisse come speak and encourage you to join us in Corwin Pavillion to listen, learn, and be inspired.