Patrisse Cullors and Marley Dias on braids and ‘Black Panther’

Patrisse Cullors, 34, and Marley Dias, 13, chatter like old friends. Both are activists and advocate for black women and men. Both experienced racism at a young age. Both love the movie “Black Panther.”

Those were the wide-ranging topics the two tackled at the recent United State of Women summit in Los Angeles when The Lily asked them to sit down for a conversation about navigating injustice. Here’s what Cullors, who co-founded the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and Dias, whose #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign pushes for more diversity in youth literature, had to say.

CHAPTER 1: ON PARENTAL POSITIVE AFFIRMATION

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CHAPTER 2: ON RACISM AT SCHOOL

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CHAPTER 3: ON PRIVATE LIFE AS A PUBLIC PERSON

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CHAPTER 4: ON THE ‘REFRESHING’ POWER OF BLACK PANTHER

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This article is part of The Lily, a Washington Post publication with stories critical to the lives of women.

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