Patrisse Cullors—artist, organizer, and co-founder of Black Lives Matter—comes to the GC for a special Pride Month conversation. The co-author of the recent best seller When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir speaks with Justin T. Brown (Ph.D. ’17), executive director of CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies. At the age of 16, Cullors discovered her passion for helping young queer women facing the challenges of poverty, prejudice, and violence. In 2013, she co-founded the #BlackLivesMatter movement, which has grown into an international organization fighting anti-Black racism.
At the event, Cullors will receive the annual José Muñoz Award. The award, named after a beloved professor of cultural studies and queer studies at NYU and former CLAGS board member, is given in honor of LGBTQ activists who have promoted queer and trans studies and visibility in their work. Previous recipients include Janet Mock (2015); Jose Antonio Vargas (2016); and Wilson Cruz, Frenchie Davis, and Nathan Lee Graham (2017).
Presented by GC Public Programs and CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies. Co-sponsored by the Advanced Research Collaborative, Center for the Study of Women & Society, Public Science Project, IRADAC, and the Center for Humanities.