Opal Tometi, Co-founder of Black Lives Matter: “Black Lives Matter: Justice, Faith, and Joy”
With her personal perspective as a first-generation American and an experienced community organizer, Tometi reveals raw insights on the adversities inflicted by social injustice. She will also speak about anti-black bias, as well as uninformed views on immigration, and educating and inspiring audiences to organize and stand together to transform society into a world where the lives and contributions of all individuals are recognized equally.
Chancellor’s Reception immediately following in Solarium.
About the Diversity Celebration
The Diversity Celebration features a wide array of local and international music, eclectic dancing, delectable food, and imaginative crafts. Appalachian students, faculty, staff, K-12 schools, and members of the local community are all invited to join us in this celebration of cultures through art and entertainment.
The Diversity Celebration supports and enhances Appalachian State University's mission of "accepting the responsibility to be actively involved in addressing the educational, economic, cultural, and societal needs of the changing region, state, nation, and world," by providing a venue where diverse perspectives, cultures and values are accepted, appreciated and celebrated.