Black Life Matters Conference at UA in January 2015


“Scholars, writers, artists, activists, policymakers, and community members will come together in Tucson, Arizona, in January 2015 to discuss WHY Black life matters and WHAT can be done about sustained racialized state violence”.

3 day Black Life Matters Conference  at University of Arizona Memorial Student Union, January 15 to 17, 2015. Register online at:

Read my previous post about the protest in downtown Tucson in response to the Ferguson grand jury failing to indict the white police officer who shot 18 year old  Black teen Michael Brown in August 2014:

UPDATE on Conference website: (with program for each day listed)

4 responses to “Black Life Matters Conference at UA in January 2015

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  2. Carolyn Classen

    I think these type of conferences at least get people to think about racism issues and discuss them openly. Many of my white friends look blankly at me when I tell them that racism exists here in Tucson.
    We attended a Ward 6 equality forum a few weeks ago, and several Black Americans in the room said that what happened in Ferguson could happen here.

  3. captain*arizona

    Conferences are nice I guess. But all you need is a television set to see what works against institutional racism. Blockading interstate highways in places like Dallas with massive crowds that works! Lets try that here on interstate 10!