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Opal Tometi Speaks on the Black Lives Matter Movement
Opal Tometi, co-founder of Black Lives Matter is a dedicated activist working at the intersection of racial justice and immigrant rights for more than a decade, Opal Tometi was incensed by the 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin"and
inspired to take action. Starting the Twitter hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, Tometi (with Alicia Garza and Patrisse Cullors), prompted activism nationwide and introduced the banner under which this generations civil rights movement marches. As the Executive Director at the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Tometi is also at the helm of the country]s leading Black organization for immigrant rights, steering initiatives including the first Congressional briefing on Black immigrants. Tometi reveals raw insights into the adversity inflicted by social injustice, anti-black bias and uninformed views on immigration, educating and
inspiring audiences, like the thousands that she addressed recently in Brooklyn to organize and stand together against Trump to transform society into a world where the lives and contributions of all individuals are recognized equally.