Student Senate Bringing #Black Lives Matter Co-Founder to Campus

Opal Tometi

Oct. 16, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Wesleyan University’s Student Senate is bringing Opal Tometi, a co-founder of the #Black Lives Matter movement, to the campus community for a presentation at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Hansen Student Center. 

Tometi is the executive director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), a national organization advocating for immigrant rights and racial justice with African-American, Afro-Latino, African and Caribbean immigrant communities. A racial justice communications consultant, she has spoken about the work of the Black Lives Matter movement at several colleges and universities across the nation.

The event, which is part of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s ongoing “3D” series of events on Diversity, Dialogue and Dignity, is also a Nation(s) Divided? presentation. Students, faculty and staff will need to show their ID cards to attend.