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.
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