Leading up to YWCA Olympia’s Womxn of Achievement (February 19) where Patrisse will be our guest speaker, we’ll be reading and discussing their book: When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir.
(From the Book): “Raised by a single mother in an impoverished neighborhood in Los Angeles, Patrisse Khan-Cullors experienced firsthand the prejudice and persecution Black Americans endure at the hands of law enforcement. For Patrisse, the most vulnerable people in the country are Black people subjected to unjustifiable racial profiling and police brutality. In 2013, when Trayvon Martin’s killer went free, Patrisse’s outrage led her to cofound Black Lives Matter with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi.
Condemned as terrorists and as a threat to America, these loving women founded a hashtag that birthed the movement to demand accountability from the authorities who continually turn a blind eye to the injustices inflicted upon people of Black and Brown skin.
Championing human rights in the face of violent racism, Patrisse transformed her personal pain into political power, giving voice to a people suffering inequality and a movement fueled by her strength and love to tell the country – and the world – that Black Lives Matter.”
Please join us for this first event in our 2021 Racial Justice Event Series. Jan 23rd (4:00 – 5:30), January 26th (6:00 – 7:30), January 29th (6:00 – 7:30). If you’d like to join us virtually, click here and sign up for a day that works for you.