Black Lives Matter Co-founder to Speak at UM

October 25, 2016

MISSOULA – Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, will give the keynote address for the 2016 DiverseU forum at the University of Montana.

Cullors will speak from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the University Center Ballroom. The talk will conclude DiverseU’s first day of events.

Cullors founded the Black Lives Matter movement along with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi. She was recognized as the “New Civil Rights Leader for the 21st Century” by the Los Angeles Times. Cullors travels the country delivering her powerful perspective into the adversities inflicted by social injustice and discrimination.

For a list of the events happening throughout the DiverseU forum or for more information on the keynote speaker, visit All events, including Cullors’ keynote address, are free and open to the public.


Contact: UM DiverseU, 406-243-5622,