Wed, Nov 18|
Race in America: Dismantling Structural Racism with Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Opal Tometi
Time & Location
Nov 18, 2020, 12:00 PM
About the Event
Opal Tometi is a Nigerian-American human rights leader, community organizer and writer. As one of the three founders of Black Lives Matter, she is credited with initiating the project’s social media strategy which turned a hashtag into one of the most successful civil rights campaigns in modern history. Tometi has been active in the #EndSars movement in Nigeria where demonstrators have called for the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a police unit accused of extortion, harassment, kidnapping and extrajudicial violence. Tometi joins Washington Post global opinions editor Karen Attiah to discuss the work being done in the U.S. and across the world to dismantle structural racism and injustice on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 3:00 p.m. ET.