February 15, 2019 On Campus
2019-02-15 18:00 2019-02-15 19:00 America/New_York Black Arts Month Keynote Speaker: Darnell Moore Kemper Auditorium Andover

Black Arts Month Keynote Speaker: Darnell Moore

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Kemper Auditorium

As the Head of Strategy and Programs (U.S.) for Breakthrough TV, Darnell’s advocacy centers on marginal identity, youth development and other social justice issues in the U.S. and abroad. He has led and participated in several critical dialogues including the Status of Women,Discrimination and Poverty and Seminar on Debates on Religion and Sexuality at Harvard Divinity School.

He assisted in organizing the Black Lives Matters Ride to Ferguson in the wake of Mike Brown’s tragic murder and helped Patrisse Cullors and others develop the infrastructure for the BLM Network.

A prolific writer, Darnell has been published in various media outlets including MSNBC, The Guardian, Huffington Post, EBONY, The Root, and many others including academic journals. His first book, No Fire in the Ashes: Coming of Age Black and Free in America (The Nation Books) traces his life from his childhood in Camden, New Jersey, to the movements in Newark, Brooklyn, and Ferguson where he could fight for those who, like him, survive on society's edges. It is a story of beauty and hope - and an honest reckoning with family, with place, and
with what it means to be free.

Desserts will be served.
Sponsored by AFLATAM and CAMD; Funded by HOSCH

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