The Power of Knowing Your Purpose – Brittany Packnett

Monday, January 28, 7:00pm | Great Hall, Memorial Union Add to calendar 2019-01-28 19:00:00 2019-01-28 18:00:00 America/Chicago The Power of Knowing Your Purpose - Brittany Packnett Great Hall, Memorial Union

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 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.” Packet serves as Teach For America’s Vice President of National Community Alliances, where she leads partnerships and civil rights work with communities of color. 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. The 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series Keynote