#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.https://blacklivesmatter.com/about/

This educational session will provide you with information on the mission, goals, and purpose of the Black Lives Matter movement. This session will also provide you with tangible action steps you can take to advocate for Black lives.

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Amanda Finzi Smith (Moderator)

Amanda Finzi-Smith, M.S. received her Bachelor’s of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management as well as her Master’s of Science in Higher Education Administration, from Florida International University. While pursuing her undergraduate and graduate degrees, she also received certificates in Events and Meeting Planning as well as Teambuilding and Development Facilitation. She has worked in Residential Life for the last 5 years at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), where she currently serves as a Resident Director.

Bri Giger (Panelist)

Bri Giger is a Black, Indigenous (Cherokee & Seminole), Queer Activist, Actress, Comedian, Writer, DJ, and proud BLM member. Bri has been an active member within the BLM movement by protesting on the front lines & being a main speaker for engagements related to this cause.