Join us on Tuesday, October 6 at 7pm for a virtual talk. Opal Tometi, Co-Founder #BlackLivesMatter, will be in conversation with NYU Professors Pamela Newkirk and Deborah Willis.


Opal Tometi is a globally recognized human rights advocate, strategist, and writer of Nigerian-American descent. Pamela Newkirk, PhD, is an award-winning journalist and multifaceted scholar whose work addresses the historical exclusion of multidimensional portraits of African descendants in scholarship and popular culture. Deborah Willis, Ph.D, is University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and has an affiliated appointment with the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Social & Cultural, Africana Studies, where she teaches courses on Photography & Imaging, iconicity, and cultural histories visualizing the black body, women, and gender.