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Jan. 26, 2017
By Lexi Ryan, media relations assistant
Northwest Missouri State University’s Student Activities Council (SAC) will host Janaya Khan – co-founder and international ambassador for Black Lives Matter Toronto – at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in the Charles Johnson Theater.
Khan is a leading activist for social transformation, justice and equality as well as a black, queer, gender-nonconforming activist, staunch Afrofuturist, social-justice educator and boxer based in Toronto.
Khan is the last featured guest of SAC’s 2016-17 lecture series.
“We hope for the students to learn and expand their knowledge about diversity,” Asma Hassan, SAC director of lecture programming, said.
Khan is the organization director of Gender Justice LA, a grassroots, multi-racial coalition of transgender people and allies in Los Angeles. Khan was honored with the 2015 Bromley Armstrong Humanitarian Award.
Khan’s work as a lecturer and author have been featured in media outlets, including the Feminist Wire, RaceBaitR, Huffington Post Black Voices, Al Jazeera and The Root. Khan has become a leading voice in the global crusade demanding social transformation, justice and equality.
Khan's presentations are supported by a deep commitment to social transformation. They illustrate how individual lives are affected by inequality, and inspires audiences to actively seek justice for all. Their dedication and bold approach to social justice work has contributed to academic and frontline community dialogue engaging audiences on the global impacts of the Black Lives Matter movement.To learn more about Khan, visit janayakhan.com.
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