When They Call You a Terrorist
From one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement comes a powerful poetic memoir and reflection on humanity. Necessary and timely, Patrisse Khan-Cullors's story asks us to remember that protest in the interest of the most vulnerable comes from love. Leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have been called terrorists, a threat to America. But in truth, they are loving women whose life experiences have led them to seek justice for those victimised by the powerful. In this meaningful, empowering account of survival, strength and resilience, Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele seek to change the culture that declares innocent black life expendable.
Patrisse Cullors is a leading visionary and activist, feminist, civil rights leader who has literally changed the trajectory of politics and resistance in America -- EVE ENSLER This book tells why we all share the responsibility to move those three words from an aspiration into a new reality -- JEFF CHANG
Patrisse Khan-Cullors is an artist, organizer, and freedom fighter from Los Angeles, CA. Cofounder of Black Lives Matter, and Founder of Dignity and Power Now she is also a performance artist, Fulbright scholar and a popular public speaker. She's received many awards for activism and movement building, including being named one of the 100 world greatest leaders by Fortune magazine, and as a Civil Rights Leader for the 21st Century by the Los Angeles Times.asha bandele has authored two collections of poetry, an award-winning novel, and two memoirs, including the award-winning and best-selling The Prisoner's Wife. A senior director at the Drug Policy Alliance, asha has served as an editor at Essence Magazine, and has been honoured with numerous awards for her journalism and activism. asha lives in Brooklyn, where she is raising her daughter Nisa and continuing to advocate for the nation's most harmed communities.