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NKU to host activist Patrisse Cullors as part of LGBTQ History Month


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HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – Where do race and sexual orientation intersect? And how can you create a culture of solidarity and allyship?

Those and other topics will be explored at Northern Kentucky University on Wednesday, when Patrisse Cullors will deliver the keynote address in the University’s celebration of LGBTQ History Month.

Cullors is co-founder of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, executive director of the L.A.-based organization Dignity and Power Now, and a queer, black, cis-gender female.

“Patrisse has an impressive resume of social activism in response to social injustices, and we are excited to have her lead this dialogue on our campus,” said Bonnie Meyer, director of LGBTQ Programs and Services.

The event begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21 in the James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union Ballroom. It is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

NKU students, faculty and staff may RSVP by emailing

Community members may obtain free tickets online at Eventbrite; search for “LGBTQ History Month Keynote with Patrisse Cullors.” A reception with Ms. Cullors will follow the event.

The event is sponsored in part by the following NKU offices: Activities Programming Board, University Housing, the Center for Student Inclusiveness, the Office of LGBTQ Programs and Services, the Office of African American Programs and Services, the Office of Latino Programs and Services, and the Office of Disability Programs and Services.