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MEDIA ADVISORY: Activist Bree Newsome to Speak at Johns Hopkins

April 26, 2016
Contact: Tracey Reeves
Office: 443-997-9903
Cell: 443-986-4053

Community organizer and activist Bree Newsome will speak at Johns Hopkins University as part of the JHU Forums on Race in America. Newsome became a touchstone of empowerment for disenfranchised people last June when she scaled a 30-foot flagpole in front of the South Carolina Statehouse and brought down the Confederate flag following the murder of nine black churchgoers in Columbia, S.C.

WHEN: 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 27

WHERE: Shriver Hall, Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md.

WHAT: Newsome is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, composer and singer who has long been sensitive to the role that art and symbols play in shaping culture and consciousness. Currently a western field organizer for IgniteNC, a project of the Southern Vision Alliance, Newsome is a graduate of Oakland Mills High School and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is a founding member of Tribe, a grassroots organizing collective dedicated to empowering underserved communities in Charlotte, N.C.

To cover this event, please RSVP to Tracey Reeves, 443-997-9903 or 443-986-4053, treeves@jhu.edu.


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