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June 2017

Freedom Lecture: Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors & Janaya Khan – Vrijheidslezing On TourChinoutv | Chinoutv

Livestream 2016-12-22 – in english – Vrijheidslezing on tour Patrisse Cullors van Black Lives Matter Arminius & De Balie organiseren op 22 december de 15e Vrijheidslezing on tour: Patrisse Cullors, mede- oprichter van Black Lives Matter. 0 Cullors is kunstenaar, activist en vrijheidsstrijder.

Patrisse Khan-Cullors on iBooks

Preview and download books by Patrisse Khan-Cullors, including When They Call You a Terrorist.

Jefferson Awards Foundation Honors Joe Torre, Deval Patrick, Sheila Johnson, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi as 2017 National Public Service Honorees

Washington, D.C., June 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Jefferson Awards Foundation, the nation’s most prestigious and longest-standing organization dedicated to powering and celebrating public service, will honor individuals and organizations making a difference in their communities and the nation at its 45 th Annual National Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

When They Call You a Terrorist | Patrisse Khan-Cullors, asha bandele | St. Martin’s Press

From one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement comes a poetic memoir and reflection on humanity. Necessary and timely, Patrisse Cullors’ story asks us to remember that protest in the interest of the most vulnerable comes from love. Leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have been called terrorists, a threat to America.

Jefferson Awards Foundation Honors Joe Torre, Deval Patrick, Sheila Johnson, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi as 2017 National Public Service Honorees – EconoTimes

Jefferson Awards Foundation Honors Joe Torre, Deval Patrick, Sheila Johnson, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi as 2017 National Public Service Honorees Monday, June 12, 2017 12:00 PM UTC Washington, D.C., June 12, 2017 — The Jefferson Awards Foundation, the nation’s most prestigious and longest-standing organization dedicated to powering and celebrating public service, will honor individuals and organizations making a difference in their communities and the nation at its 45 th Annual National Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

#ChrisRock surprised the L.A. #ResistMarch crowd to introduce Patrisse Cullors, cofounder of #BlackLivesMatter.

274 Likes, 1 Comments – The Advocate Magazine (@theadvocatemag) on Instagram: “#ChrisRock surprised the L.A. #ResistMarch crowd to introduce Patrisse Cullors, cofounder of…”

Jefferson Awards Foundation Honors Joe Torre, Deval Patrick, Sheila Johnson, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi as 2017 National Public Service Honorees

EIN News/ — Washington, D.C., June 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Jefferson Awards Foundation, the nation’s most prestigious and longest-standing organization dedicated to powering and celebrating public service, will honor individuals and organizations making a difference in their communities and the nation at its 45 th Annual National Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

From Coast to Coast, LGBT Protesters Vow Resistance to Trump

One of the signs at the Los Angeles march Thousands of people marched today in Los Angeles, D.C., and other cities around the nation to call for LGBT equality and resistance to Donald Trump and other anti-equality forces. “He’s not my president. He’s not your president!”

LA Pride weekend kicks off with Dyke March

In a new space in West Hollywood, at Sal Guarriello Veteran’s Park, several hundred lesbians and LGBTQ allies gathered Friday to kick off Pride weekend with the Dyke March down Santa Monica Blvd. “The [Dyke] march is a great way to celebrate the women in this community and to honor them.

BookExpo 2017: At PEN America First Amendment Panel, Different Takes On Protecting Speech

BookExpo and PEN America’s joint panel on Thursday afternoon, “The First Amendment Resistance,” found activists and speech advocates from various industries debating the ethical and civil responsibilities writers and publishers have in an era of partisan enmity and so-called alternative facts. The event opened with a video montage comparing President Donald J.

Black Lives Matter to Be Awarded Peace Prize for Promoting Justice and Equality

The Black Lives Matter social justice group will be given a peace prize later this year by the Sydney Peace Foundation, Newsweek reported on Wednesday. The foundation, established in 1998, recognizes “the world’s most important leaders for peace,” according to its website.

The Capitol, Black Lives Matter, and Gentrification in San Francisco | KPFA

On today’s episode, hosts Cat Brooks and Mitch Jeserich talk to state capitol correspondent Christopher Martinez about the measures that were and were not passed in Sacramento on Friday June 2, including single payer healthcare. Then, the hosts speak with Patrisse Cullors, one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter, about an attempted robbery and murder …

What are you doing for Pride?

‘Lesbians to Watch Out For: ’90s L.A. Activism,’ Jun 2 – @ 7pm – 9 PM. Opening reception for on view through June 30. ( Plummer Park, Long Hall, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. ). This year marks the 24th anniversary of the National Dyke March in Washington DC and the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Lesbian Avengers.

Founders of Black Lives Matter to Receive Sydney Peace Prize

THE FOUNDERS of the Black Lives Matter movement will be awarded at this year’s Sydney Peace Prize. The award, which Australia’s Sydney University has offered since 1998, will honour Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tomet, who founded the movement following the death of Trayvon Martin and and the acquittal of his killer, George Zimmerman.

May 2017

Black Lives Matter Wins Global Peace Prize

Black Lives Matter is in the news, but fortunately in this instance not for yet another Black life needlessly lost. The founders of the movement’s formal organization have been awarded a global peace prize.

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice honors frontline activism

“How many people here have been tear gassed?” out ESPN/CNN contributor LZ Granderson asked the audience at the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice’s fourth annual Fueling the Frontlines Awards. The question might have seemed jarring at any other LGBT fundraiser.

One City One Pride: A Month of Art, Theater, Film and Activities

The city of West Hollywood’s One City One Pride offers an entire month of art, theater, films and activities, many of which are free, surrounding the annual gay pride festivities happening the weekend of June 9-11.

Black Lives Matter Just Won Sydney Peace Prize. It’s Time To Stop Calling It A Hate Group.

Awarding the founding members the Sydney Peace Prize affirms the goals and the work accomplished by BLM so far have been crucial to any modern peace-building initiative. The founders of The Black Lives Matter Movement – Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi – will be receiving the Sydney Peace Prize.

It was quite a week for toxic masculinity | Jessica Valenti

If there was ever a week to remind you how much toxic masculinity underpins the Republican party – this was it. Trump pushed Montenegro’s prime minister (complete with self-satisfied smirk) and Montana’s newest congressional representative won his seat despite having assaulted a Guardian reporter – a move Rush Limbaugh lauded as “manly”.

Freedom Lecture: Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors – VrijheidslezingChinoutv | Chinoutv

Livestream 2016-12-20 – in english – Patrisse Cullors, mede-oprichter van Black Lives Matter, houdt samen met Janaya Khan, medeoprichter van Black Lives Matter Toronto, de 15e Vrijheidslezing in De Balie. Patrisse Cullors is kunstenaar, activist en vrijheidsstrijder. Janaya Khan is spreker, schrijver en activist.

Patrisse Cullors and Robert Ross – The Spiritual Work of Black Lives Matter by On Being Studios

Black Lives Matter co-founder and artist Patrisse Cullors presents a luminous vision of the spiritual core of Black Lives Matter and a resilient world in the making. She joins Dr. Robert Ross, a physician and philanthropist on the cutting edge of learning how trauma can be healed in bodies and communities.

Black Lives Matter founders to be awarded 2017 Sydney Peace Prize

Black Lives Matter founders Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi will be awarded the Sydney Peace Prize in November. The prize, which has been awarded since 1998, is Australia’s international peace prize. The three women began Black Lives Matter in 2013 with the social media hashtag #BlackLivesMatter after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a black Florida teenager.

Black Lives Matter Honored With ‘Peace Prize’

Black Lives Matter is set to receive a “peace award” to highlight the group’s work to bring about change in a non-violent way, a foundation announced Monday. The Sydney Peace Foundation will give the award to the movement’s founders Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi and Alicia Garza in November, reports the Guardian.

Black Lives Matter gets the global recognition it deserves

It’s a modern-day civil rights movement that has firm roots in the African-American community, but Black Lives Matter has deservedly received international recognition. Namely in Australia, where the Black Lives Matter Global Network has been awarded this year’s Sydney Peace Prize, which recognises “leading global voices that promote peace, justice and nonviolence.”

Black Lives Matter Just Became The First Movement To Win Sydney’s Peace Prize

“Imagine if we actually lived in a world where black lives matter. What would it look like, what would it take?” The organisers of the Sydney Peace Prize have announced that this year’s recipient is the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States.

Black Lives Matter: ‘We’re trying to re-imagine humanity’ – Behind the Lines podcast

Calla Wahlquist talks to Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter and Indigenous Australian activist Latoya Rule, whose brother Wayne Morrison died in custody in South Australia last year.

Black Lives Matter awarded 2017 Sydney peace prize

The human rights movement Black Lives Matter has won this year’s Sydney peace prize. The movement, which was founded in the US by Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi in 2012 after the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the murder of black teenager Trayvon Martin, will be honoured in Sydney in November.

2017 Black Lives Matter

For the Founders, Black Lives Matter Network is not ‘just ‘ about extrajudicial killings and police reform. Rather, it is an intervention: Black Lives Matter demands that American society reconsider how it values black lives by identifying where and how black life is cut short by the state, whether in viral videos of police brutality, the self-fulfilling prophecy of the criminal justice system, or in areas where black communities disproportionally face homelessness, poverty and economic disparity.

Changing The Fabric Of America Will Take All Of Us

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors on the importance of embracing identity politics, intersectionality and how to propel the movement to protect all Black lives forward. Following the 2016 Presidential election, critics on both sides of the aisle claimed that a focus on “identity politics” resulted in the election of Donald Trump.

Sheriff David Clarke is a dangerous bigot. He must be resisted at every turn | Patrisse Cullors

Sheriff David Clarke of Milwaukee – a firebrand who has called Black Lives Matter a “terrorist” and “hate” group – announced this week that he will be serving as the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Partnership and Engagement. The Department of Homeland Security has yet to confirm the appointment.

Some Advice to the ‘Newly Woke’ on Joining the Resistance

Reaching thousands of people online and an exuberant live audience at Twitter’s headquarters in New York, actress America Ferrera and Cosmpolitan.com invited a panel of activists to discuss how to resist and organize in our new political reality.

25,000 People Just Watched America Ferrera Encourage a Culture of Activism

The day after the election, Patrisse Cullors was ready to leave. Cullors, a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, had a new baby and was deeply concerned about how the incoming Trump administration would affect her family’s safety. After a couple of weeks, though, she was ready to fight back.

In the Age of Trump, BLM Pivots to Local Politics and Joins the Majority

May 4, 2017; Washington Post Black Lives Matter activists say the movement has entered a new phase where the strategic focus is policy change, particularly at the local level. The movement launched in 2012 after the death of Trayvon Martin in Florida as an ideological and political intervention to affirm the lives of Black people.

Groups raise $20,000 bail for ‘National Mama’s Bail Out Day’ and mother of 6 – MyNewsLA.com

Three community groups pooled their resources and came up with $20,000 bail to allow a mother of six to spend Mother’s Day with her children, the groups’ spokeswoman said Saturday. The effort by The Los Angeles Community Action Network (LACAN), Dignity and Power Now (DPN), and a New Way of Life was a part of a nationwide campaign called National Mama’s Bail Out Day, said the group’s spokeswoman Jasmyne Cannick.

The killing of Jordan Edwards shows again how black males – even children – are viewed as a threat

The car drove away from the high school house party, down a street in a Dallas suburb dotted with single-level brick homes, when the police officer raised his rifle and fired. A bullet tore through the front passenger window, killing an unarmed 15-year-old: Jordan Edwards.

Female Politicos Gather At Emily’s List Gala

Among those on the list to receive We Are EMILY awards were activists, advocates and organizers. They included Janaye Ingram, Jehmu Green, Patrisse Cullors, Higher Heights founders Glynda Carr and Kimberly Peeler-Allen, Aisha Moodie Mills, to name a few.

Post-screening Q&A with Patrisse Cullors: “Do Not Resist” by Hammer Museum

Watch Hammer Museum’s Post-screening Q&A with Patrisse Cullors: “Do Not Resist” on Livestream.com. Post-screening discussion of “Do Not Resist” with Patrisse Cullors will be livestreamed after the screening, at approximately 9:00pm.

April 2017

This year’s May Day protests aren’t just about labor

Activists of all stripes are teaming up to resist Trump’s policies.

The Unrelenting Fight For Black Lives 25 Years After The LA Riots

Alicia Garza was just 11 years old when riots erupted in the streets of Los Angeles 25 years ago ― but her memories of the events that unfolded are vivid. Garza, who is one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter, was born and raised in the Bay Area and currently lives in Oakland, California.

Unnecessary Force – What Will Policing Look Like Under Trump?

MINNEAPOLIS- The effect of police brutality on black communities in the United States is well-documented. Under President Donald Trump, who marked his first day as president by vowing to end what he called a ” dangerous anti-police atmosphere ,” this form of abuse will likely continue with little to no consequences for those guilty of perpetrating it.

In Our Cities: Dignity and Power Now Fights Police Corruption, Mass Incarceration in LA

In the latest installment of EBONY’s #InOurCities series, Patrisse Cullors discusses the fight for those many have forgotten by Mariel Turner, April 24, 2017 Comments Patrisse Cullors knows firsthand how the prison-industrial complex can affect families in Los Angeles.

Cultivating Leaderful Ecosystems

A critical shift is happening across the social sector. More of our partners are expanding their focus of attention from single organizations, to coalitions, to movement networks oriented around a shared vision and values. What should that mean for leadership inside of and around our organizations?

Trio of riot documentaries look back to 1992

It’s been 25 years since Los Angeles went up in flames following the acquittal of four LAPD officers in the beating of unarmed black motorist Rodney King. Now the L.A. riots are the subject of at least five documentaries that will air on cable and network television throughout the month.

ESSENCE Presents ‘Woke 100 Women’

For the first time ever, ESSENCE honors the women who are blazing trails for equal rights and inclusion for Black people in America. The cover features a host of dynamic women, such as writer/producer Shonda Rhimes, veteran journalist Joy-Ann Reid, Women’s March co-chairs Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour and Carmen Perez.

Essence’s May Issue Unveils First-Ever Woke 100 List Featuring Nation’s Top Social Influencers and Activists

Time Inc.’s Essence unveils its first-ever “Woke 100” list in the May 2017 issue. The list honors the top 100 women activists and social influencers from around the country-introducing a sisterhood at the forefront of activism across the political, social and creative spectrum.

Co-Founder of Black Lives Matters Sells Memoir

St. Martin’s Press outbid six other presses to acquire Patrisse Cullors’ memoir ‘When They Call You a Terrorist.’

Black Lives Matter activists condemn US missile strikes in Syria

Activists in the Movement for Black Lives strongly condemned the U.S. missile strikes on a Syrian government airfield Friday. In tweets sent after news of the strikes were confirmed in a statement from President Donald Trump, leaders within the Black Lives Matter Global Network and the Black Youth Project 100, among others, expressed dismay at the U.S.

LA leaders seek more teeth for holding employees accountable

A rule that blocks Los Angeles County employees from being discharged or reassigned will be reviewed after the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to find ways to hold them accountable while also protecting their rights.

World Socialist Web Site

By Lawrence Porter and Nancy Hanover 4 April 2017 Last summer, the Ford Foundation, one of the most powerful private foundations in the world, announced that it was organizing to channel $100 million to the Black Lives Movement over the next six years.

Conference provides learning opportunity

Instagram photographs of black women and their ranging in skin tones are meant to celebrate the color of one’s skin. Valerie Moreno’s photos capture the essence of black Puerto Rican natives. Moreno showcased her photographic movement at the first annual North Bay Womxn of Color Conference

March 2017

An early morning phone call

The call came as I was home getting ready to drive to work. The caller said his name quickly, and I couldn’t understand him. Finally he said he’s an advertiser in Community Word, and I recognized the name immediately. He was a valued advertiser.

Meet the New Social Change Coalition: ‘The Majority’

Welcome to The Majority, a new coalition encompassing more than 50 organizations and groups, including the Black Lives Matter Global Network. On Thursday, The Majority announced its first national campaign: Beyond the Moment.

Book Deals: Week of April 3, 2017

The editorial director at St. Martin’s Press, Monique Patterson, has acquired Patrisse Cullors and asha bandele’s When They Call You a Terrorist in a high-six-figure deal. The book is a memoir by Cullors, who is a cofounder of the BLM movement, and is being written with journalist bandele. Angela Davis is writing the foreword.

These are 11 of the black women you should be learning about in history class

March is Women’s History Month and, to honor the occasion, we’d like to create a space for all the women history forgot. For the women who deserve a place in our textbooks. For the women whose voices should echo. This piece – just one in a series – is for them.

Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell & Hari Kondabolu

Listen to Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell & Hari Kondabolu episodes free, on demand. How do we survive in the age of Trump? Kamau and Hari are here for you. In season 2 of Politically Re-Active, comedians and longtime friends W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu navigate the dumpster fire that is the US political landscape.

NAACP to Celebrate Women’s History

The Southern Dutchess NAACP will host its annual Women’s History Month Celebration at the Howland Cultural Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. It will include a screening of the documentary The Legacy of Michelle Obama, a musical commemoration of the 90th birthday of soprano Leontyne Price and a tribute to Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi and Alicia Garza, who created Black Lives Matter.

Here’s how badly police violence has divided America these past few years

A brief history for a nation with amnesia.

Cee and Chloe Do Lesbians Who Tech (for the First Time in Four Years!)

Posted by cee on This is a co-by both Cee and Chloe, who both attended this year’s 4th Annual Lesbians Who Tech Summit last weekend in San Francisco. We also both attended the first summit, so this was our second time going.

The Women behind #BlackLivesMatter – Los Angeles Sentinel

On February 26, 2012 Black America was in an outrage over the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin who was killed in Sanford, Florida by a white 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman after reporting Martin to the police as “suspicious.”

The Lee Baca saga is over, but plenty of questions remain about the future of the L.A. Sheriff’s Department

The criminal conviction of former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is a mark of shame not just for Baca or for the Sheriff’s Department, but for all of Los Angeles County – and for the way we select and oversee one of California’s most powerful officials.

America’s Empty-Church Problem

The culture war over religious morality has faded; in its place is something much worse. Over the past decade, pollsters charted something remarkable: Americans-long known for their piety-were fleeing organized religion in increasing numbers. The vast majority still believed in God.

Protest and persist: why giving up hope is not an option

Last month, Daniel Ellsberg and Edward Snowden had a public conversation about democracy, transparency, whistleblowing and more. In the course of it, Snowden – who was of course Skyping in from Moscow – said that without Ellsberg’s example he would not have done what he did to expose the extent to which the NSA was spying on millions of ordinary people.

UNITED IN SOLIDARITY; A destination of St. Kate’s PRIDE group

Friday, February 17 was a much-deserved opportunity for members of St. Kate’s Pride Club. The team has worked to raise enough money for a trip to Chicago for the yearly Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Allied Conference, MBLGTACC (pronounced mumble-tech). MBLGTACC is a conference for LGBTQ college students.

Women’s History Month: Women of color whose names you should know

These leaders – Black, Latina, Asian, Arab, Native American – in varied fields, broke both gender and racial barriers as they made history.

How This Queer Women’s Tech Organization Is Resisting President Trump

What I Learned at MBLGTACC, My First LGBTQ Conference

February 2017

Black Lives Matter is shining a harsh light on racism in Toronto-and pissing off some powerful people

Black Lives Matter co-founder tackles local and national issues in Bradley speech

Black Lives Matter Leader Stops in Peoria

Google pledges $11.5 million to racial justice innovators across the U.S.

Patrisse Cullors – Lesbians Who Tech

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder at Bradley University

An Interview with Patrisse Cullors: Preview Conn’s Black Heritage Month Keynote

Black Lives Matter co-founder to speak at Bradley

Revolution Beyond Blue Bubbles

Patrisse Cullors of #BlackLivesMatter speaks to packed house at Englert

Q+A: Patrisse Cullors, Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter co-founder hosts discussion in Honolulu

Celebrating Black History Month: the men and women blazing a trail in STEM and modern culture

Using art for social justice

How the Black Lives Matter movement is mobilizing against Trump

A sit-down with Black Lives Matter co-founders Alicia Garza and Patrisse Cullors

‘We have nothing to lose but our chains,’ #BlackLivesMatter organizer speaks in Iowa City

Patrisse Cullors and Robert Ross – The Resilient World We’re Building Now –

Trump’s tough talk continues over Australian refugees

All Black Everything

At UC Riverside event Black Lives Matter founders urges unity during Trump era

January 2017

How YOU Can Help Immigrants and Refugees Targeted By Trump’s Muslim Ban

Future Black History Month: Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors & Opal Tometi

Trump’s Ban Is Hurting Some Victims of Terrorism

BLM’s ‘Mark Yourself Unsafe’ Feature Is A Powerful Tool In President Trump’s America

Black people can now mark themselves ‘unsafe’ in America

BLM Uses Facebook’s ‘Safety Check’ To Declare That We’re In A State Of Crisis

New Black Lives Matter App Lets You Mark Yourself as ‘Unsafe’ in America for Being Black

Black Lives Matter launches tool that lets you mark yourself “unsafe” and black in America

Black Lives Matter: birth of a movement | Wesley Lowery

Has History “Sanitized” King’s Words? Inside the Push to #ReclaimMLK Day

Watch: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy Offers More Than Nonviolent Protests

King’s shift from dreamer to radical resonates for activists

Sold Out: Art & Racial Justice: Conversation with Patrisse Cullors & Alicia Garza, Co-founders of Black Lives Matter

Reckoning With Barack Obama’s Presidency, Eight Years After He Took Office

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