Activist Shaun King Inspires Students at Black Lives Matter Summit

BROOKLYN COLLEGE–This Thursday, LaGuardia Community College hosted its fifth annual Black Lives Matter Summit, to discuss the importance of activism and reform.

“Words are a beginning but action has to happen,” said Dr. Gail Mellow, President at LCC. “Action is about coming together.”

The theme for this year’s summit was “Theory, Action and Expression for Today’s Student,” and the goal was urging students to be engaged in local activism. The summit included keynote addresses from civil rights activist and journalist Shaun King and hip hop artist and activist Talib Kweli.