Black Lives Matter Joins AfroPunk Atlanta for Carnival of Consciousness

Atlanta, GA – Black Lives Matter Global Network, Black Lives Matter Atlanta, and co-Founder Patrisse Cullors joins AfroPunk Atlanta for the third annual Carnival of Consciousness. At this year’s festival, Black Lives Matter will be programming activities, conducting workshops, signing copies of “When They Call You a Terrorist,” registering voters, and premiering the organization’s merchandise line at a pop-up shop at Activism Row.

Bridget Todd and Yves Jeffcoat will host AfroPunk Solution Sessions: A Live Celebration of 5 Years of The Black Lives Matter Global Network. Patrisse Cullors along with Black Lives Matter Atlanta will be featured in curated community conversations including Art as Resistance: ATL Got Somethin to Say, and We Are the Ones We’ve Been Waiting for Pt. 1 on Saturday, October 13th from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM at 787 Winsor Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30315.

“We can never fully heal what’s happened in our communities, but organizing is a pathway to think about how we get better, smarter, and strong. It challenges us to build the power necessary; so we don’t have to fight for our lives in the ways we are fighting for our lives now, Black Lives Matter Co-founder Patrisse Cullors states. “Being able to take our voice and intention to AfroPunk this year is exciting. It allows us to dive into our communities and reach our supporters who continue to fight tirelessly against the injustices Black people face daily. Together, we engage in conversations and activities with the sole purposes of enlightenment, educating attendees on civic participation, and the celebration of our Black Culture.”

To schedule media opportunities, please contact Jordan Jackson at 202 536-6429.

ABOUT BLACK LIVES MATTER: Black Lives Matter is a chapter-based, member-led organization whose mission is to build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. They support the lives of the Black queer and transgender communities, the disabled, the undocumented, those with records, women, and all black lives along the gender spectrum. Black lives network centers those who have been marginalized with Black liberation movements.

ABOUT AFROPUNK’S ACTIVISM ROW: Activism Row is an interactive, educational, site-specific installation featuring grassroots and non-profit organizations that solve urgent community problems. Activism Row is an opportunity for young people to be informed about different civic participation. It also encourages festival-goers to make a difference in their community (and the world) by supporting social innovations.