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iUnite Week 2016 Keynote: Bree Newsome

Tearing Hatred from the Sky

A Discussion with Bree Newsome
Community Organizer and Activist Who Removed the Confederate Battle Flag from the South Carolina State House

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7pm
Illini Union, Rooms ABC
Sponsored by the Office of Inclusion & Intercultural Relations, Inclusive Illinois, and the Illini Union Board

Driven by an unwavering belief in the power of the individual to make change, Bree Newsome established herself as a touchstone of empowerment for disenfranchised people around the world when she tore down the Confederate flag in front of the South Carolina State House in 2015, in the name of social justice and equality. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Newsome seamlessly blends her artistic talents with her passionate activism, 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.

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