PEN Presents: Patrisse Cullors and Joshua Wong – Sep 23

Posted by PEN America on September 22, 2020

Join us for a special event featuring Black Lives Matter movement cofounder and author Patrisse Cullors in conversation with Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong, moderated by comedian and cultural critic Baratunde Thurston. Cullors’s new YA adaptation of When They Call You a Terrorist (co-written with asha bandele) shows young people how to protest from a place of love and care for those victimized by powerful people—a phenomenon Wong has experienced firsthand as a young leader of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong.

The two will talk with comedian and cultural critic Baratunde Thurston about resistance, fighting for justice, and what happens when protest movements are treated as threats rather than acts of empowerment. This illuminating conversation will also touch on how young people can make a difference and seek the change they wish to see in the world by fighting for issues they’re passionate about. This event is free to the public.

Date and Time: Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 9:30-10:30 PM

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