Black Lives Matter Panel at the Oxford Union

  • Event Start: 21st November 2016, 8:00pm
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**Please note that only members are allowed to attend this event.** JOIN NOW: https://www.oxford-union.org/joining/join Brutality to Solidarity: Black Lives Matter and the Mothers of the Movement. Monday, 21st November 2016, 8:00pm In 2015, 51 years on from desegregation, the American police killed over 100 unarmed African-Americans. They represented 37% of police deaths, despite occupying only 13% of the population. Black Lives Matter continues to push for racial justice but is a global movement growing in controversy as much as it is prominence. This event brings together the mothers of individuals whose deaths have drawn attention to racist and even fatal law enforcement, with the founders of the movement, for what hopes to be a moving, informative and historic event. Speakers: Gwen Carr: mother of Eric Garner Sybrina Fulton: mother of Trayvon Martin Geneva Reed: mother of Sandra Bland Lesley McSpadden: mother of Michael Brown Valerie Bell: mother of Sean Bell Alicia Garza: co-founder of Black Lives Matter Brittany Packnett: co-founder of Campaign Zero DeRay McKesson: co-founder of Campaign Zero Patricia Hill: former head of African American Police League