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Date(s) - Tuesday, Aug 25
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


As the nationwide uprising for racial justice takes center stage in the United States, we examine the connection between white supremacy and empire and ask how to build a durable movement for liberation, nationally and internationally.


Rev. Karlene Griffiths Sekou organizes with Black Lives Matter Boston. She is an international public speaker, preacher, scholar, and has over twenty-years of experience working in grassroots community organizing and development, human rights advocacy, health equity, and cultural regeneration. She holds an MPH from Boston University School of Public Health, an MTS from Vanderbilt Divinity School, and an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School. Her research intersects gender, ritual, performance aesthetics, and political identity formation through and within social movements.

Jared Hicks is a board member of Massachusetts Peace Action. A lifelong resident of Dorchester, he was a national Bernie Sanders delegate in 2016 and 2020 and a former staffer and is a member of Boston Democratic Socialists of America.


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