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University of Washington Tacoma & Broadway Center present

Paulsen Lecture Series

Black Lives Matter:
A Conversation

With Speakers Patrisse Cullors and Jamelle Bouie

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Pantages Theater
Tickets: $24
Students with valid ID receive 20% off their ticket

Content is appropriate for ages 13 and older.
Black Lives Matter engages audiences in frank, open discussion about race relations in America. Founders and leaders of the #BlackLivesMatter movement will discuss the feelings and frustrations that led to their revolutionary new approach to social activism.

Fueled by deep-rooted social, economic and cultural issues stemming from decades of tense race relations and powered by the pervasive presence of social media, Black Lives Matter has rapidly evolved from a Twitter hashtag into this generation’s civil rights movement.

Patrisse Cullors
With an impressive resume of social activism in response to social injustices, Patrisse Cullors was inspired to action by the 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Starting the Twitter hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, Cullors prompted activism nationwide and introduced the banner under which this generation’s civil rights movement marches. An established community leader and performance artist trained under the founder of politically expressive theater, Cullors raises awareness to issues—specifically law enforcement accountability—through a blend of activism and art.
Cullors’ advocacy has earned her honors including the Mario Savio Young Activist Of The Year Award and recognition as a 'New Civil Rights Leader For The 21st Century’ by the LA Times. In 2015, Cullors and her Black Lives Matter co-founders were honored with inclusion on The Root’s Top 100 List for the movement’s social and political impact. Cullors was also honored with the Berger-Marks 2015 Edna Award.

Jamelle Bouie
Jamelle Bouie is chief political correspondent for Slate Magazine where he writes on national politics. He is based in Washington D.C., and his work has appeared in The American Prospect, The Daily Beast, The Atlantic, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the New Yorker online. Jamelle is a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and attended the University of Virginia, where he graduated with degrees in political and social thought, and government.

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