These are some of the highlights from today’s event during which participants had an opportunity to meet with the#BlackLivesMatter* founders and share experiences and learnings from their fight for racial equality. 
This event enabled people of colour, young and old, to hold conversations about how to build a movement and fortify power together. 
Experiences included:

Sharing stories of oppression & survival

A panel featuring First Nation Leaders

Art & performances

Meeting colleagues involved in creating change

Strategising towards building a powerful movement.
*#BLM guests included:

Patrisse Cullors: Co-Founder

Opal Tometi: Co-Founder

Rodney Diverlus: Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter Toronto

Dawn Modkins: Community, Political and Union Organiser, head of Black Lives Matter Longbeach Chapter
The following night at the Melbourne Convention Centre, the Wheeler Centre presented a public forum for hearing major passion and trenchant observations on the colonial project, resistance, erasure and why Black Lives Matter, with Patrisse Cullors BLM Co-Founder and Rodney Diverlus, Co-Founder, BLM, Toronto.#wheelercentre