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.
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