Patrisse Khan-Cullors - When They Call You a Terrorist

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Seattle First Baptist Church
1111 Harvard Ave., Seattle, WA 98122

The emotional and powerful story of one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter and how the movement was born.
In conversation with Seattle's own
C. Davida Ingram

"This remarkable book reveals what inspired Patrisse's visionary and courageous activism and forces us to face the consequence of the choices our nation made when we criminalized a generation. This book is a must-read for all of us." —Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow

From one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement comes a poetic memoir and reflection on humanity. Necessary and timely, Patrisse Cullors' story asks us to remember that protest in the interest of the most vulnerable comes from love. Leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have been called terrorists, a threat to America. But in truth, they are loving women whose life experiences have led them to seek justice for those victimized by the powerful. In this meaningful, empowering account of survival, strength, and resilience, Patrisse Cullors and asha bandele seek to change the culture that declares innocent black life expendable.

Patrisse Khan-Cullors is an artist, organizer, and freedom fighter from Los Angeles, CA. Co-founder of Black Lives Matter, she is also a performance artist, Fulbright scholar, popular public speaker, NAACP History Maker, and the 2017Sydney Peace Prize recipient.

C. Davida Ingram is an artist/curator/educator and civic leader based in Seattle, Washington. Her art work creates counter-narratives about race and gender via lens-based media, social practice, performance, lyrical essay and installation art. Ingram has exhibited at the Frye Art Museum, Northwest African American Museum, Bridge Productions, Intiman Theater, and Town Hall in Seattle, as well as at Evergreen College in Olympia. Her writing has appeared in Arcade, Ms. Magazine blog, The James Franco Review, and The Stranger. In 2014, Ingram received the 2014 Stranger Genius Award in Visual Arts. In 2016, she became a Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow and was one of the finalists for the Neddy award in Visual Arts. In 2017, she was awarded the Jacob Lawrence Legacy Residency at the University of Washington. Seattle Magazine has voted Ingram both one of the 20 most talented people in Seattle (2016) and one of Seattle’s most influential people (2017). 


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When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250171085
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: St. Martin's Press - January 16th, 2018