On Monday, May 21, join the largest gathering of ACLU supporters in the country, including attorneys, authors, and activists to recognize the work of the ACLU and advocates this last year.

Honoring Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, and New York Times bestselling author of “When They Call You a Terrorist.”


Monday, May 21
The Westin Copley Copley Place Hotel
5:30pm: Reception | 6:30pm: Dinner



Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of "Black Lives Matter," and author of "When They Call You a Terrorist"

Patrisse Cullors is an artist, organizer, scholar, public speaker, and co-founder of Black Lives Matter. She is also a New York Times best-seller with her 2018 memoir “When They Call You a Terrorist.”

At the age of 16, she discovered herself and her passion for helping young queer women who were dealing with the challenges of poverty and being a person of color in a white-American dominant country after witnessing loved ones experience hate and brutality. In 2013, Patrisse co-founded the global movement of #BlackLivesMatter which has since grown to an international organization with dozens of chapters and world-wide activists fighting anti-Black racism. She produced and directed a series of theatrical pieces titled "POWER: From the Mouths of the Occupied".

Patrisse has been honored with various awards including: The Sydney Peace Prize Award (2017), Black Woman of the Year Award (2015) from The National Congress of Black Women, Civil Rights Leader for the 21st Century Award (2015) from the Los Angeles Times, Community Change Agent Award (2016) from BLACK GIRLS ROCK!, Inc., Women of the Year Award for the Justice Seekers Award (2016) from Glamour, and ESSENCE’s first-ever Woke Award.

Patrisse seeks to educate and empower individuals on community issues around anti-Black racism and violence to promote change for a better tomorrow.


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