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Macklemore, Patrisse Cullors, Shamell Bell, Jason David, and Kareem Elzein are members of this panel titled Courage Against Racism: The Role of Music in Social Movements. 

The evening will begin with a spoken word performance by Street Poets. Panelists will then discuss the intersection of racism, white privilege, art, and activism. After the panelist respond to moderator-led questions, the audience will be given opportunities to engage the panelists.


Patrisse Cullors is a UCLA Alumni and founding member of Black Lives Matter (BLM). She collaborated with Macklemore on “White Privilege II”, a song which inspires the June 1st panel. Shamell, a founding member of BLM-LA, is a current UCLA PhD student and activist-scholar who challenges the status quo on the daily. Likewise, Jason is an accomplished anti-racist organizer and co-founder of the Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere, Los Angeles (AWARE-LA). Kareem Elzein is a UCLA PhD student and student organizer at UCLA.

PLEASE NOTE: Because of high demand, if you arrive to the venue after 6:50, your ticket may be forfeited. If coming from far, please give a time to accommodate LA rush hour and parking at UCLA. 

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All proceeds of the panel fundraiser will support legal defense funds for Black Lives Matter-LA.

WHENWednesday, June 1, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT) - Add to CalendarWHEREDe Neve Auditorium - 351 Charles E Young Drive West, Los Angeles, CA 90024 - View Map

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