The 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series Keynote Speaker

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Date/Time:Monday, 28 Jan 2019 at 7:00 pm
Location:Great Hall, Memorial Union
Cost:Free
Contact:
Phone:515-294-9934
Channel:ISU Lecture Series
Categories:Diversity Lectures
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Brittany Packnett is a leader at the intersection of culture and justice. A former teacher, non-profit executive director, and Fellow at Harvard's Institute of Politics, she serves as Teach For America's Vice President of National Community Alliances.

The 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series Keynote

Brittany Packnett has been named one of TIME Magazine's 12 New Faces of Black Leadership and honored at the 2018 BET Awards as "one of the fiercest activists of our time." She is a co-founder of Campaign Zero, a policy platform to end police violence; a contributor to the Crooked Media network's weekly news roundup on Pod Save The People, and a Video Columnist for Mic News. She also served as an appointed member of the Ferguson Commission and President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

As Teach For America's Vice President of National Community Alliances, Packnett leads partnerships and civil rights work with communities of color.

Photo by Reginald Cunningham of Pure Black Photography