Now presenting our BSC 2017 Keynote Speaker: Opal Tometi!

Opal Tometi, social activist and co-creator of the viral twitter hashtag and movement #BlackLivesMatter, has been working at the intersection of racial justice and immigrant rights for more than a decade. Incensed by the 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Opal was inspired to take action. Starting the Twitter hashtag, #BlackLivesMatter, Tometi (with Alicia Garza and Patrisse Cullors), prompted activism nationwide and introduced the banner under which this generation’s civil rights movement marches.

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