January 21, 2019 On Campus
2019-01-21 09:00 2019-01-21 15:00 America/New_York MLK Day 2019 Cochran Chapel Andover

MLK Day 2019

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Cochran Chapel

Patrisse Cullors, social activist, best-selling author of When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, and cocreator of the viral Twitter Hashtag and movement #BlackLivesMatter, will be the speaker for our 29th Annual MLK Day Celebration on January 21, 2019. Cullors is an artist, organizer and educator, who, in addition to cofounding the global #BlackLivesMatter movement, is a senior fellow at MomsRising where she is working on ending maternal mortality and morbidity. She is also the founder of the grassroots organization Dignity and Power Now based in Los Angeles. 

Cullors has been honored with various awards including: The Sydney Peace Prize Award (2017), Black Woman of the Year Award (2015) from The National Congress of Black Women, Civil Rights Leader for the 21st Century Award (2015) from the Los Angeles Times, Community Change Agent Award (2016) from BLACK GIRLS ROCK!, Inc., Women of the Year Award for the Justice Seekers Award (2016) from Glamour, and ESSENCE’s first-ever Woke Award.

Cullors book was a New York Times bestseller, hailed for its honest— and at times heartbreaking— accounting of her foray into activism. 

In addition to Cullors’ keynote address, Andover student will take the day on with a series of student-led workshops, talks, and presentations.

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