The Making of A Movement: The Origins of #BlackLivesMatter

UCLA Activist-in-Residence Seminar with Funmilola Fagbamila

March 15, 2017

2017 UCLA Activist-in-Residence Funmilola Fagbamila led a seminar on 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, Fagbamila is in discussion with Dan Froot (Professor, UCLA Dept. of World, Arts and Cultures/Dance), Luz Maria Flores (UCLA undergraduate student, Dept. of African American Studies & Black Lives Matter organizer), Marcus Anthony Hunter (Professor, UCLA Dept. of Sociology), Shondrea Thornton (UCLA PhD student, Dept. of Gender Studies), and Carolyn Vera (UCLA Luskin graduate student, Dept. of Urban Planning).

Learn more about the UCLA Activist-in-Residence Program.