Discussion with activist and organizer LaTosha Brown
Brown, an award-winning, nationally recognized “go-to” expert in Black voting rights and voter suppression, will speak at Mount Holyoke College.
LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund, will be giving the Black History Month keynote at Mount Holyoke College on Monday, February 19 at 5 pm ET in Gamble Auditorium in the Art Building.
Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund, is an award-winning, nationally recognized “go-to” expert in Black voting rights and voter suppression, Black women’s empowerment and philanthropy. Her voice is the nexus between the Civil Rights Movement, the Black Power Movement and Black Lives Matter.
The Black Voters Matter Fund and the BVM Capacity Building Institute are initiatives designed to boost Black voter registration and turnout, as well as increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities. Recognizing that her work is rooted in the advancement of people, she serves as an authoritative figure in the lives of thousands, if not millions. More than ever, she’s crystal clear that she is called to remind people of the power they hold within, pushing them through the birthing process of vision to manifestation.
The talk is sponsored by the Weissman Center for Leadership. This talk is the keynote of Mount Holyoke College’s Black History Month celebration. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Black Excellence.” The phrase “Black Excellence” has been in use since at least the 1970s, emerging alongside other similarly structured terms, such as “Black Power,” that grew out of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. This year’s Black History Month theme celebrates the accomplishments and amazingness of people of the African diaspora.
This event is free and open to the public.