Sold Out: Art & Racial Justice: Conversation with Patrisse Cullors & Alicia Garza, Co-founders of Black Lives Matter

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Sold Out: Art & Racial Justice: Conversation with Patrisse Cullors & Alicia Garza, Co-founders of Black Lives Matter


Saturday Feb 11 01:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $15.00
General Admission: $20.00


About the Lecture:

This event is SOLD OUT.

Note: Patrisse Cullors will also be speaking after 13th screens Feb 12, 7pm. Free—first come, first served.

Part of the Honolulu African American Film Festival 2017

This event includes a talk, the Hawai'i premiere of I Am Not Your Negro, and a reception.
1pm: Conversation with Patrisse Cullors and Alicia Garza
3pm: Hawai'i premiere of I Am Not Your Negro
5pm: Reception in Luce Pavilion

Black Lives Matter co-founders Patrisse Cullors and and Alicia Garza share their experience in using art for social change, addressing how art enhanced the national movement of Black Lives Matter. The talk will will be followed by the Hawai‘i premiere of the James Baldwin documentary I Am Not Your Negro. At 5pm, continue the conversation and join us for a welcome reception for Patrisse Cullors and Alicia Garza. Your ticket reception includes pūpū. Drinks will be available for purchase. 

Tickets: $20 general admission, $15 for museum members and students 

Special thanks to community partner Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation (HGLCF).

Patrisse Cullors is an artist, organizer, and freedom fighter from Los Angeles. Co-founder of Black Lives Matter, she is also a performance artist, Fulbright scholar, popular public speaker, and a 2015 NAACP History Maker. She’s received many awards for activism and movement building, including being named by the Los Angeles Times as a Civil Rights Leader for the 21st Century. In the summer of 2013, fueled by the acquittal granted to George Zimmerman after his murder of Trayvon Martin, Patrisse co-founded a global movement with a hashtag. Black Lives Matter is now an international organization with dozens of chapters and thousands of determined activists fighting anti-Black racism worldwide. Google awarded Patrisse with their Racial Justice Grant to support her ongoing Ella Baker Center project developing a rapid response network that will mobilize communities to respond radically to law enforcement violence, the Justice Teams for Truth and Reinvestment.

Alicia Garza is an organizer, writer, and freedom dreamer living and working in Oakland, CA. She is the Special Projects Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the nation’s leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States, most of whom are women. She is also the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter, a national organizing project focused on combatting anti-Black state sanctioned violence. Alicia's work challenges us to celebrate the contributions of Black queer women's work within popular narratives of Black movements, and reminds us that the Black radical tradition is long, complex and international. Her activism reflects organizational strategies and visions that connect emerging social movements without diminishing the specificity of the structural violence facing Black lives. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her organizing work, including the Root 100 2015 list of African American achievers and influencers between the ages of 25 and 45, and was featured in the Politico 50 guide to the thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics in 2015.

I Am Not Your Negro

Directed by Raoul Peck. USA. 2016. 95 min.
In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. Baldwin died in 1987, leaving behind only 30 completed pages of his manuscript. Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.

Read the Hollywood Reporter review.

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