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Shaun King

Tuesday, August 08, 2017
10:45am

Location Amphitheater

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Senior Justice Writer, New York Daily News

Shaun King is one of many voices within the Black Lives Matter movement, and by using social media to highlight, amplify, and discuss news of police brutality, racial discrimination, and other civil rights issues, he has become an indispensable source for extending crucial conversations about social justice and equality. 

King has written extensively about the Black Lives Matter movement, covering discrimination, police brutality, the prison industrial complex, and social justice. He is Senior Justice Writer at the New York Daily News, a regular political commentator for “The Young Turks” and on the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” and was a justice writer for Daily Kos. As a social entrepreneur, King worked as the CEO and founder of both TwitChange (which won the Mashable Award for the Most Creative Social Good Campaign) and HopeMob, whose social media footprint grew to become one of the 10 largest of any charity. King is the author of The Power of 100!, and has spent much of the past 15 years raising nearly $10 million for charities and causes across the globe. 

King is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Epoch Humanitarian Award and the Hometown Hero Award from the Atlanta Journal Constitution, and has been included in MSNBC’s “The Grio” Top 100 History Makers. He is a graduate of Morehouse College.

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