Lunch & Learn featuring Kali Akuno

November 5, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

In this virtual talk, join Kali Akuno, an organizer with the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, educator, and writer to discuss the U.S. presidential election, political education, activism, and his book "Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi."  This will be done through a conversation with Sabina Vaught, University of Pittsburgh School of Education Professor and Chair of the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leading and Chris Wright, a doctoral student at the School of Education.

Registration is required. This event will be recorded.

 

Meet the Speaker

Kali Akuno is a co-founder and co-director of Cooperation Jackson. Akuno served as the Director of Special Projects and External Funding in the Mayoral Administration of the late Chokwe Lumumba of Jackson, MS. Akuno also served as the Co-Director of the US Human Rights Network, the Executive Director of the Peoples' Hurricane Relief Fund (PHRF) based in New Orleans, Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. He was a co-founder of the School of Social Justice and Community Development (SSJCD), a public school serving the academic needs of low-income African American and Latino communities in Oakland, California.

Continue the Conversation

Responding to Reality

Join Kali Akuno for a virtual community-based visit with Pittsburgh education and other city-based activists to further the conversation from Thursday's Lunch & Learn and to think together about activism and what it means to be an activist.

Friday, November 6, 2020
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Via Zoom