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#blacklivesmatter: Event Information

Aisha Brown

  Aisha Brown

Aisha Brown (poet, artist, and activist) is currently coordinator of the SEEED Edible Forest; and a founding member of the City Council Movement and the Knoxville People’s Assembly. A native of East Tennessee, she served the Knoxville community as a volunteer, organizer, and cultural worker via several non-profit Boards - which included the Appalachian Community Fund. Aisha previously worked as a popular educator and cultural/diversity team coordinator at the well known Highlander Center. 

Amelia Parker

Amelia Parker

Amelia Parker has worked in the field of human rights for over 20 years, working both at home and abroad. A native of East Tennessee, she is a graduate of UTK with a bachelor's degree in Comparative Studies of Race and Ethnicity. She earned her J.D. and LL.M. from American University Washington College of Law. Amelia maintained her commitment to local organizing by working with members of the community to form several community groups between 2014-2017, including the Knoxville chapter of Black Lives Matter and the ongoing City Council Movement that works to get individuals elected who will fight for black futures. 

Shaneda Destine, Moderator

  Shaneda Destine

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
Africana Studies

Specialties: Race, Class, and Gender; Black Social Movements; Intersectionality; Critical Race and Political Economy

5:00 p.m. Film Viewing: Whose Streets?

Whose Streets? Dir. Damon Davis, Sabaah Folayan. Magnolia Pictures, 2017. Kanopy. Web. 19 Feb. 2019.

7:00 p.m. Discussion

Activism in the Era of #Metoo & BlackLivesMatter

Speaker Amelia Parker, J.D, LL.M
Speaker Aisha Brown

Moderated by Dr. Shaneda Destine, UTK Sociology and Africana Studies