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Patrisse Khan-Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter. Photograph: Ryan Pfluger/Black Lives Matter

Patrisse Khan-Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter. Photograph: Ryan Pfluger/Black Lives Matter

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

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When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

Book launch and talk with Patrisse Khan-Cullors

15 Mar 2018

We are delighted to welcome Patrisse Khan-Cullors to Nottingham to discuss her illuminating memoir, When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir.
 
Join us for this series of free events. Read the full description for the list of events throughout the day.
 
 
12-2pm
Book Signing & Interactive Art Event 
 
We will be having a Community Day event running in the Cafe.Bar, this will give you a chance to pop in on your lunch break (or book the day off work!) to get a signed copy of Patrisse's new book and take part in an interactive Black art event. This is a drop in event, you don't have to book.
 
As part of an artists residency at Nottingham Contemporary Gallery artist Jacob V Joyce will provide a free interactive black history art workshop for those attending the event. The workshops would allow participants use projections of archival black power struggles from the UK and US and various inks to collectively trace images onto a fabric canvas.
 
Free. Drop in.
Cafe.Bar
 
 
 
7-9pm
Panel Discussion and Q&A
 
Join us to hear Patrisse Khan-Cullors discuss her necessary and timely memoir, the aims and actions of #BlackLivesMatter and how the movement has expanded to mobilise activists across the world. Patrisse will be in conversation with members from Black Lives Matter UK.
 
Free. Booking required
The Space

 

More about the book:
 
Co-written with author and journalist Asha Bandele, When They Call You a Terrorist is a courageous and extraordinary account of survival, strength and resistance. Informed by Patrisse’s personal story and experiences, her memoir shows what led her to become a founder of Black Lives Matter, seeking to end the culture that declares black life expendable. From accounts of the brutal treatment of family and friends by the State, to the severe socio-economic disadvantages handed to those born in black majority communities; dismaying personal experiences of racial and LGBTQ+ stigma to Patrisse’s first community campaigns as an intersectional feminist activist, When They Call You a Terrorist builds a deep understanding of the cultural drivers of structural inequality, oppression, misogyny and racism, and why they need to be actively addressed from the ground up.
 
 
More About Patrisse Khan-Cullors:
 
Patrisse is an artist, organiser, and freedom fighter from Los Angeles, CA. Co-founder of Black Lives Matter, she is also a performance artist, Fulbright scholar and popular public speaker.
Beginning her journey as an activist and organiser at the age of sixteen, Patrisse has worked within communities including those segregated by racial and sexual prejudice and equality. As well as Black Lives Matter, she has co-founded several activist and civil rights movements in the US, including Dignity and Power Now. For her work she has received many awards, including being named one of Fortune’s World’s Greatest Leaders, a NAACP History Maker, a Los Angeles Times Civil Rights Leader for the 21st Century and a Glamour Woman of the Year 2016. In 2017 Black Lives Matter was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize.

 

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