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Melina Abdullah and Patrisse Cullors

Melina Abdullah and Patrisse Cullors

Patrisse Cullors (left) and Melina Abdullah

Melina Abdullah is Professor and Former Chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles and immediate past campus president and current Council for Affirmative Action Chair for the California Faculty Association (the faculty union). Melina serves on the leadership team for #BlackLivesMatter and is committed to ending state-sponsored and police violence towards all people, and especially Black people.

Patrisse Cullors is a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Black Lives Matter Movement. She is an artist, abolitionist, and writer. Her mission is to invite all of us to grow towards abolition through intergenerational healing work that centers love and collective care. Her creative practice is focused on building a world that promotes and protects human dignity and joy through Black art and creativity.