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Blair Imani is keynote speaker at CCU’s Ella Baker Day Celebration

April 8, 2019
Blair Imani is the keynote speaker for the sixth annual Ella Baker Day Celebration at Coastal Carolina University. Photo by Messina Photos.Ella Josephine Baker (1903-1986) is widely recognized as one of the nation’s greatest activists.

Blair Imani is the keynote speaker for the sixth annual Ella Baker Day Celebration at Coastal Carolina University, which will be held on April 9 at 6 p.m. in the James J. Johnson Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Imani is a writer, mental health advocate and historian living at the intersection of black, queer and Muslim identities. She is the author of “Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History” and “Lifting As We Climb: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream.” She has been featured in Essence, Out Magazine, THEM, Broadly and others. Visit blairimani.com.

Ella Josephine Baker (1903-1986) is widely recognized as one of the nation’s greatest activists. Baker worked with organizations such as Martin Luther King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Baker is known as the mother of the civil rights movement and was respected for her belief in the potential and dignity of every individual.

Ella Baker Day at CCU is hosted by the Social Justice Research Initiative, Intercultural and Inclusion Student Services, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Women’s and Gender Studies program.

The Johnson Auditorium is in Room 116 of the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration Building, 119 Chanticleer Drive E. on the main Conway campus. A parking map is available .

Additional information:

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