Funmilola Fagbamila, our 2017 Activist-in-Residence, discusses the inception of the Black Lives Matter movement, the importance of recalling and writing this history, and the transformation of social justice activism under the current political regime.

During this seminar — The Making of a Movement: The Origins of Black Lives Matter —  that took place on March 15, 2017 at the Luskin Sckhool of Public Affairs, Fagbamila was in dialogue with: 

Dan Froot

 Professor, UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance

 Marcus Anthony Hunter

Professor, UCLA Department of Sociology

Shondrea Thornton

 Ph.D Student, UCLA Department of Gender Studies

Carolyn Vera

Master’s Student, UCLA Department of Urban Planning

Luz Maria Flores

Undergraduate Student, UCLA  & Black Lives Matter Organizer

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