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Patrisse Khan-Cullors discusses When They Call You a Terrorist
While much of the most mainstream media has pivoted away from covering the enduring uprisings enkindled by George Floyd’s murder on May 25, the activist-led fight for Black liberation continues. This Tuesday, Patrisse Khan-Cullors—one of the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement—joins Marley Dias to discuss the young adult adaptation of her New York Times-bestselling memoir When They Call You a Terrorist, now complete with photos, journal entries, and a fresh new cover. (15-year-old Dias is herself an activist, author, and the creator of a social justice campaign; she’s responsible for #1000BlackGirlBooks, a massive effort to increase the number of children’s books in libraries’ collections with Black girls and women as protagonists.) In 2013, outraged by Trayvon Martin’s murder and the subsequent acquittal of his killer, Khan-Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi developed the now-ubiquitous hashtag—a project that has grown into a rallying cry and a global network. Learn more about this history and the reality of being at a crusade’s heart through this memoir of protest and love, co-authored by activist and journalist asha bandele, who will not be in attendance. The conversation begins at 7 p.m. on Oct. 6. Registration is available at politics-prose.com. Free. —Amy Guay