Black Lives Matter Leader Joins Faculty at Prescott College - Higher Education
Higher Education News and Jobs

Black Lives Matter Leader Joins Faculty at Prescott College

by

Patrisse Cullors, the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network is joining the faculty of the Social Justice and Community Organizing program at Prescott College,  a small liberal arts college in Arizona.

Patrisse Cullors

Cullors, an activist, artist, educator and the author of When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir will serve as an adjunct professor in the fall, according to college officials who add that Dr. Zoe Hammer, a professor at Prescott, introduced Cullors to the college. She is designing her own course focused on social practice and art and the impact art and cultural work has on community organizing.

“Because I just think that both those worlds exist in me and often their completely separated and not really talked about,” said Cullors. “Artists don’t know that there’s a whole social practice build for them to explore, and organizers definitely don’t know that there’s a social practice field.”

This is not Cullors first foray into the classroom. She taught for two semesters at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.

Jamal Watson can be reached at jwatson1@diverseeducation.com. You can follow him on Twitter @jamalericwatson

RELATED ARTICLES >>
TCUs: Saving Native American Education Native Americans have the lowest educational attainment of any race. In 1990, only 9 percent of Native Americans under the age of 25 had a bachelor’s degree, compared to 21 percent of all U.S. citizens. Fortunately, with the preparation of a two-y...
Sisters, Other-Mothers and Aunties: The Importance of Informal Mentors for Black Women Graduate Stud... Mentoring is paramount to the success of Black women pursuing graduate degrees. Unfortunately, mentors at predominantly White institutions (PWIs) who provide formal mentoring for Black women graduate students are few and far between.  Consequently, w...
Brian Murphy Set National Standard for Inclusion Only the third president in the history of De Anza College, Dr. Brian Murphy has set a national standard not only for educational excellence, but also for a comprehensive commitment to social justice. During his tenure, he’s promoted initiatives to r...
International Conference to Examine Urban Education Teachers, researchers, community members and other educational stakeholders committed to supporting youth in urban environments will gather in Nassau, Bahamas in November for the third biennial International Conference on Urban Education (ICUE). ...
Semantic Tags: