Ella Baker Day talk to explore ‘Sustaining the Power of Grassroots Organizing’

Briana Perry, co-executive director of Healthy and Free Tennessee, will discuss “We Who Believe in Freedom: Sustaining the Power of Grassroots Organizing” on Tuesday, April 12, at 6 p.m. in the Vanderbilt Student Life Center Board of Trust Room.

The event, presented by the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, is in honor of Ella Baker Day.

Baker was an African American civil rights and human rights activist and advocate of grassroots organizing. In a career that spanned more than five decades, she worked largely behind the scenes in New York City and the South alongside such noted civil rights leaders as W.E.B. Du Bois, Thurgood Marshall and Martin Luther King Jr.

A reception will follow Perry’s April 12 talk.

The event is co-sponsored by the James Lawson Institute for the Research and Study of Nonviolent Movements, the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center, the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center and the Department of African American and Diaspora Studies.

Ella Baker Day 2022