When They Call You A Terrorist: Birmingham Welcomes Patrisse Khan-Cullors

Patrisse Khan-Cullors is an artist, organiser and freedom fighter from Los Angeles, California and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Join Black Lives Matter UK organisers for a day of inspiration, energy and organising at Impact Hub Birmingham.

From 6pm, join Siana Bangura in conversation with the writer and organiser to reflect on her book, ‘When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir’, and the impact of the movement she co-founded.

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Join Black Lives Matter (BLM) UK for a free potluck lunch, an afternoon of discussions about similarities and differences of the BLM movement in the UK & USA. Featuring co-founder of BLM Patrisse Khan-Cullors and poetic provocations from Yasmina Nuny and Amara Amaryah hosted by Who Got the Juice? podcast.

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Impact Hub Birmingham welcomes you to make use of the collaborative workspace with a complimentary Day Pass in between the events of the day. Spend some time with expert community organisers or watch a film screening of the film Injustice by Migrant Media from 3pm

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Hear Patrisse Khan-Cullors – co-founder of Black Lives Matter, artist, community organiser, writer, and freedom fighter from Los Angeles, California – join writer, performer, and producer Siana Bangura in conversation. This will be an opportunity to hear more about the origins and future of the Black Lives Matter Movement and its continued influence and reverberation within and outside of the USA; its importance in and parallels with places like the UK, and the organised actions we as citizens can take to hold our institutions accountable to the communities they serve. Patrisse will also discuss her memoir, When They Call You a Terrorist and what she hopes readers will take from the book. The conversation will begin at 6.30pm and will be followed by an audience Q&A session. All are welcome to attend and books will be on sale, with an opportunity to get them signed. There will also be artistic provocations from poet Aliyah Denton and musician Janel Antoneshia.

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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.


Siana Bangura

Siana Bangura is a writer, poet, performer and producer hailing from South East London. She is the author of critically acclaimed debut collection, 'Elephant', a book of poetry meditating on Black British womanhood and life growing up in London and the founder and former editor of No Fly on the WALL. Siana is the producer of '1500 & Counting', a documentary film investigating deaths in custody in the UK. With experience in indie publishing, journalism, and campaigns under her belt, Siana’s wide portfolio of work focuses on bringing voices on the margins to the centre. To find out more about Siana's work visit: www.sianabangura.com And catch her tweeting at @Sianaarrgh