Black Lives Matter, Co-founded by Patrisse Cullors, Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The USC Roski Community is moved to hear that Black Lives Matter has received a nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize and are overjoyed for co-founder Patrisse Cullors, a 2019 graduate of the USC Roski School MFA Art program. Her intellect, compassion, determination and gentle spirit moved her entire cohort, as well as all Roski students, faculty and staff.  We are proud of her and grateful for the ongoing work to build a more just world by all those involved in the Black Lives Matter movement. BLM was founded by Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi in 2013.

For more details, see the announcement from writer Christopher Brito of CBS News:

The Black Lives Matter movement that galvanized people across the world to fight against racial injustice has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Petter Eide, the Norwegian lawmaker who made the nomination, spoke to CBS News on Monday about why he did so.

"I believe that Black Lives Matter is the largest and strongest social movement in the world today, fighting racial injustice," Eide, 61, told CBS News. 

"In a world where there is increasing tensions on racial injustice and also on conflict based on inequalities and ethnic and cultural differences, I believe that building consciousness and awareness on racial matters is extremely important," he said. 

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