MORAL MONDAYS at SU, the #BlackLivesMatter initiative at Seattle University, the Northwest African American Museum, the Seattle Public Library, and the Seattle Office for Civil Rights, Race and Social Justice Initiative are thrilled to co-present PKN SEA vol. 66: #BlackLivesMatter: The Movement for Black Lives.
The #BlackLivesMatter movement, co-founded by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, began as a hashtag on Twittter after George Zimmermans's 2013 acquittal for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and gained momentum after the shooting of Michael Brown, the shooting of John Crawford III, and the death of Eric Garner. No longer a moment, but a movement, #BlackLivesMatter affirms the lives of black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, black undocumented folks, folks with records, women and all black lives along the gender spectrum.
PKN SEA vol. 66: #BlackLivesMatter - The Movement for Black Lives will feature presenters representing various perspectives, insights, and facets of the movement and explore the past, present and future impact of the movement in Seattle, across the United States, and around the world. The event will also be an opportunity for those in attendance to engage, network, and reflect on the #BlackLivesMatter movement.