Patrisse Khan-Cullors, asha bandele on “When They Call You a Terrorist”


On February 15 at 7:30 p.m., Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors, asha bandele, and Mother Jones reporter Jamilah King will be in San Francisco to launch our event series with Mother Jones.

Cullors and bandele will present their new book, “When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir,” which follows Cullors’ own experience living as a Black woman in America.

In 2013, Cullors, along with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, created the Black Lives Matter movement in response to George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the murder of Trayvon Martin. Galvanized by injustice, the organization grew. Each year, new cases of police brutality fueled the ongoing movement.

The past five years are a testament: protesters organized en masse, #BlackLivesMatter trended consistently across the globe. Voices raised, finally heard — yet still more deaths, more acquittals.

At this special event, audience members will be privy to an intimate discussion with these three women about one of the most salient issues of today. Tickets are limited, so be sure to reserve your spot soon.