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Sunday, October 21 • 10:31am - 10:56am
Women of the Movement for Black Lives
Introduction by Fania Davis, Consultant and Former Director, Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY)

Patrisse Cullors, a performance artist and award-winning organizer from Los Angeles, is one of the most effective and influentialmovement builders of our era. She was a key figure in the fight to force thecreation of the first civilian oversight commission of LA’s Sheriff’sDepartment, but is most widely known as one of the three original co-foundersof Black Lives Matter and for her recent, best-selling book, When They Call You a Terrorist: A BlackLives Matter Memoir. She will explore: thecontributions women have made to the movement for Black lives historically andin the present; the institutional racism that still permeates our society,causing mass incarceration and high rates of maternal mortality in AfricanAmerican communities; and the diverse ways women have been criminalized andhave fought back to change the course of history. 

Introduced By
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Fania Davis

Fania E. Davis, Ph.D., founding Director of Restorative Justice of Oakland Youth (RJOY), is a renowned, multi-award winning social justice activist, civil rights trial attorney, writer, professor, and scholar. One of the nation’s leading Restorative Justice advocates, Fania came... Read More →

Keynote Speakers
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Patrisse Cullors

Co-Founder, #BlackLivesMatter
Patrisse Cullors, a Los-Angeles native artist, organizer and scholar who, in 2013, co-founded #BlackLivesMatter, which has grown into an international organization with dozens of chapters fighting anti-Black racism, has won many awards including The Sydney Peace Prize Award (2017... Read More →


Sunday October 21, 2018 10:31am - 10:56am
Veterans Memorial Auditorium (VMA)