Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha bandele
PATRISSE KHAN-CULLORS is an artist, organizer and freedom fighter from Los Angeles. A co-founder of Black Lives Matter, she is also a performance artist, Fulbright scholar, popular public speaker and an NAACP History Maker.
ASHA BANDELE, author of the best-selling and award-winning memoir The Prisoner’s Wife and four other works, has been honored for her work in journalism, fiction, poetry and activism. A mother and a former senior editor at Essence magazine, Asha serves as a senior director at the Drug Policy Alliance.