Prominent 'Black Lives Matter' figure Shaun King to speak at Philander Smith on Sept. 30

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - On Friday, September 30, prominent "Black Lives Matter" figure Shaun King will be the keynote speaker at a community event entitled "#BlackLivesMatter in the Media".

Shaun King, who writes for the New York Daily News has not only covered the movement but has been active in its cause. He has written about the discrimination, police brutality and social justice the movement hopes to expose and fix.

King will be joined by Malik Saafir, founder and president of the Janus Institute for Justice. Saafir will moderate the panel discussion between notable activists including Little Rock's own Rae Nelson. One of the panelists, Ashley Yates, was an organizer in Ferguson during the aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown.

The even will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the M.L. Harris Auditorium on the Philander Smith College campus. The even is free and open to the public. If you wish attend you can visit the Facebook event page.


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