Mann UCLA Community School

#BLM Founder Patrisse Cullors Visits Mann UCLA

Mann UCLA Community School welcomed Patrisse Cullors—revolutionary, author, activist, and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement. Mann teacher, Mr. Marcus Van, invited Ms. Cullors to share her story with students and help them feel more connected to their identities, self-worth, and community. Over the course of five workshops with 100 students each, Ms. Cullors engaged them in powerful conversations around identity, advocacy, criminal justice inequities, and the importance of using their voices and realizing their power. Reflecting on the experience, Mr. Van said, “It was incredible and interactive, and we are so blessed to have a living civil rights icon dedicated to the enrichment of our kids.”