Patrisse Cullors

Artist, Organizer, Producer
Black Lives Matter

Artist, organizer, educator, and popular public speaker, Patrisse Cullors is a Los Angeles native and Co-Founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network and Founder of grassroots Los Angeles based organization Dignity and Power Now. In 2013, Patrisse co-founded the global movement with the viral twitter hashtag #BlackLivesMatter which has since grown to an international organization with dozens of chapters around the world fighting anti-Black racism. In January 2018 Patrisse Cullors published her memoir, ​When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir​. Her memoir became an instant ​New York Times​ Bestseller. Patrisse is currently a 2019 MFA candidate at the University of Southern California.



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