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Patrisse Cullors    

Artist, Activist & Organizer; Co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter

Patrisse Cullors is an artist, organizer, and freedom fighter. Cofounder of Black Lives Matter and founder of Dignity and Power Now, she is also a performance artist, popular public speaker, and a New York Times bestselling author.

She’s received many awards for activism and movement building, including being named by the Los Angeles Times as a Civil Rights Leader for the 21st Century and the Sydney Peace Prize for her work with Black Lives Matter. She co-authored "When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir". Patrisse teamed up with digital media company blackpills to produce "RESIST", a docu-series following her Los Angeles grassroots community’s efforts to stop a $3.5 billion jail expansion plan.

In August 2018 Patrisse announced her new role as an adjunct professor at Arizona’s Prescott College where she will teach a course she created that examines, social practice, cultural work, and art impact on community organizing as part of the Social Justice & Community Organizing Master’s degree program. In 2019, she was promoted to Associate Professor.


#BlackLivesMatter co-founder warns presidential candidates: ‘We will shut down every single debate’

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors criticized both Sen. Bernie Sanders and ex-Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley after Saturday’s protest at the Netroots Nation progressive conference...

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