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Janaya Khan, co-founder and international ambassador for Black Lives Matter Toronto, is the next guest of the Student Activities Council's lecture series. Khan will visit Northwest at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in the Charles Johnson Theater.

Janaya Khan, co-founder and international ambassador for Black Lives Matter Toronto, is the next guest of the Student Activities Council's lecture series. Khan will visit Northwest at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in the Charles Johnson Theater.

Jan. 26, 2017

SAC lecture to feature Black Lives Matter co-founder Janaya Khan

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.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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