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Co-founder of Black Lives Matter movement visits Bakersfield College

Posted: 11:30 AM, Feb 07, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-10 15:35:02-05

Patrisse Khan-Cullors, the co-founder of the viral Twitter hashtag Black Lives Matter movement, visited Bakersfield College students and community members Thursday evening.

Khan-Cullors shared moments from her activism life that ultimately led her to a global stage, as part of the college's distinguished speakers series.

A short question-and-answer session followed where Patrisse Khan-Cullors was asked about her stance on detention centers and private prisons, where is the best place to begin organizing and what challenges she has faced as an activist.

She suggested for those looking to get involved locally, that they find an organization that closely aligns with their values, start volunteering, begin a collective, or hold conversations or town hall meetings around local issues.