Making #BlackLivesMatter: Local Resistance in a National Struggle

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Mon Apr 27, 2015 - 9:00pm EDT
John Hopkins University
111 Mergenthaler
JHU Homewood — 3400 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21218
United States
Making #BlackLivesMatter: Local Resistance in a National Struggle
Monday April 27 - 5:00pm 
111 Mergenthaler 

The high-profile killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Rekia Boyd, Tamir Rice, and countless other black men and women at the hands of law enforcement have refocused the nation's attention to anti-black police violence and sparked a national movement of resistance. While the events in Ferguson and New York have undoubtedly lit an important spark, only grassroots organizing and long-term strategy will maintain the fire and force institutional changes. 

Historically, colleges and universities have been important spaces for organizing social movements. By turning our attention to the importance of local organizing and political engagement, our diverse panel will help us to better understand how to use the university as a site of resistance to support and advance this vital political movement.​ 

Join us for a panel discussion with national and local activists: 

Charlene Carruthers - Black Youth Project 100 
Dayvon Love - Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle 
Dr. Katrina McDonald - Assoc. Prof. of Sociology - JHU 
Thenjiwe McHarris - US Human Rights Network 

Refreshments will be served. RSVP below!