Patrisse Cullors Biography
Patrisse Cullors is an American artist and activist and a noted advocate for prison abolition in Los Angeles and a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement.
She is a teacher at Otis College of Art and Design in the Public Practice Program and in the Master’s Arts in Social Justice and Community Organizing at Prescott College.
Patrisse Cullors Age
She was born in 1984 in Los Angeles, California, United States.
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She is a daughter of Cherisse Foley. Her father is not known for she was raised by her mother. She has a brother Monte Cullors. She said that she was forced from her home at 16 when she revealed her queer identity to her parents.
Patrisse Cullors Husband
She is married to Janaya Khan, who is also called future and the co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto
Patrisse Cullors Black Lives Matter
She became an activist after joining the Bus Riders Union as a teenager. She together with community organizers and friends Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, founded Black Lives Matter. The three began the movement because of frustration over George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting of Trayvon Martin. She wrote the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter to corroborate Garza’s use of the phrase in making a Facebook post about the Martin case.
Patrisse Cullors Work
She served as executive director of the Coalition to End Sheriff Violence in L.A. Jails. The group’s vision was to advocate for a civilian commission to oversee the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department so as to curb abuses by officers, the group did not succeed in its efforts.
She was the co-founder of the prison activism organization Dignity and Power Now, which succeeded in advocating for a civilian oversight board. She is a board member of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, after leading a think tank on state and vigilante violence for 2014 Without Borders Conference.
She produced the theatrical piece POWER; From the Mouths of the Occupied in 2014, which debuted at Highways Performance Space. She contributed articles about the movement to the LA Progressive, including an article titled “The Future of Black Life” from December 2015 which pushed the idea that activists could no longer wait for the State to take action, and called her followers into action, encouraging them to start building the world that they want to see.
Patrisse Cullors Awards
She is a Fulbright scholar. She was named 2007 Mario Savio Young Activist of the Year. She received the Sidney Goldfarb award and in 2015, she was named an NAACP History Maker. That same year, she was listed as one of the nine runners-up for The Advocate’s Person of the Year together with Opal Tometi, and Alicia Garza.
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In 2016, she was also named a Glamour Magazine Woman of the Year and one of Fortune’s World’s Greatest Leaders. She was also named an Honorary Doctorate from Clarkson University, among many others. She received the José Muñoz Award from CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center in 2018.
Patrisse Cullors Book
In January 2018, her book, When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir was published
Patrisse Cullors Net Worth
She has made a good fortune. Her net worth is not disclosed, it is still under review
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