Department of African and African American Studies

2017 Black Lives Matter Symposium

"Black Lives Matter: Local Movements, Global Futures," was a two-day symposium, which aimed to connect the local struggles of Brandeis students and other scholar-activists in the Boston area to broader national and global issues that have animated the Black Lives Matter movement.

The event consisted of student forums, teach-ins, keynote speakers and panels featuring prominent scholars, artists and activists.


  • Khalil Gibran Muhammad
  • Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor