Racial Justice Advocacy Workshop
Lumumba Akinwole Bandele, Senior Community Organizer, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
Tuesday, October 3rd
Jerome Greene Hall Case Lounge - Room 701
435 West 116th Street
4:20 pm - 6:00 pm
We are pleased to welcome Lumumba Akinwole-Bandele to speak as part of the Fall 2017 Racial Justice Advocacy Workshop's series of guest speakers at Columbia Law School. Lumumba Akinwole-Bandele is the Senior Community Organizer for the NAACP's Legal Defense and Education Fund. He is a community organizer and educator from Central Brooklyn. From 1994 – 1998 Lumumba served as programming coordinator at the Franklin H. Williams Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCC). During his tenure at CCC, he also co-found Azabache, an organizers training conference and workshop series for young activists. All the while as a Black Studies Major at City College of NY/CUNY, he went on to receive his Masters in Human Service from Lincoln University in 1998. As a member and organizer with the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Mr. Akinwole-Bandele helped establish its campaign to counter police abuse and misconduct. He also co-founded the world renowned Black August Hip Hop Project. Black August raises awareness and support for political prisoners in the United States. From 2002 to 2007 Lumumba served as a counselor and lecturer at Medgar Evers College/CUNY. Lumumba currently serves as an adjunct lecturer teaching Community Organizing at Lehman College/CUNY.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
If you require any disability accommodations to facilitate your attendance at this program, please contact Liz Boylan at 212.854.0167 or [email protected].
This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.