In 1991, Latasha Harlins, a fifteen-year-old African American girl, was shot in the head by a Korean clerk at a convenience store—a death that occurred just thirteen days after the beating of Rodney King by the LAPD. More than twenty-five years later, the fate of black girls’ lives remains largely ignored. Join us for a roundtable discussion exploring the role and importance of girls such as Latasha in the black community and beyond, with Brenda Stevenson, professor of history, UCLA; Funmilola Fagbamila, professor, activist, and an original member of Black Lives Matter (BLM); Shamell Bell, UCLA doctoral candidate and an original member of BLM; Tia Oso, national organizer, Black Alliance for Just Immigration; Denise Harlins, Latasha’s aunt; and Britni Danielle, Ebony Magazine.
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