Join KUER's RadioWest and the United Way of Salt Lake City on Wednesday, October 23 at 7 p.m. at the S.J. Quinney Law School for the third installment in our Equality is Not Enough: Building Equitable Communities Speakers Series. RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio will interview activist, author, and Pod Save The People co-host Brittany Packnett.
About the Speakers Series:
We live in a world that is fundamentally inequitable. The question is, with so much work to be done to address rampant inequities, where do we begin? We can start by including more voices in the conversations. We can unpack and disrupt traditional ways of thinking. We can challenge institutions and devise new ways of viewing our world. And we can cultivate opportunities that enable all of us to thrive.
This year’s three-part Speaker Series includes scholar Geoffrey Canada (Aug 28) cultural critic Wesley Morris (Sept 18), and activist Brittany Packnett (Oct 23). Join us for three candid and focused discussions.
About Brittany Packnett:
Brittany Packnett is a leader at the intersection of culture and justice. Cited by President Barack Obama as a leader whose "voice is going to be making a difference for years to come," Brittany is an unapologetic educator, organizer, and writer. She is the author of the forthcoming book, We Are Like Those Who Dream, with One World/Penguin Random House.
Known as @MsPackyetti on social media, Brittany is a policy expert, non-profit executive, and teacher. Brittany has committed her life and career to justice. She currently plays many roles, all focused on freedom.
Brittany was a Fall 2018 Fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics, a member of the Ferguson Commission and President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing. A lifelong activist, Brittany was active in the Ferguson Uprising and is co-founder of Campaign Zero, a policy platform to end police violence.
She is a Crooked Media contributor, Cohost of the four time Webby-award winning Pod Save The People, and founded Love & Power, a hub created to inspire, empower, and outfit everyday people to seismically shift society. Brittany was a TED 2019 mainstage speaker, and currently pens the column “Listen Up!” for Teen Vogue.
She has graced the cover of Essence Magazine, been named one of TIME Magazine’s 12 New Faces of Black Leadership, and honored at the 2018 BET Awards as "one of the fiercest activists of our time." Brittany has been named twice to Marie Claire's 50 Most Powerful Women, received the Peter Jennings Award for Civic Leadership and shares the number 3 spot on Politico’s 2016 50 Most Influential list, among other honors.
Brittany is an alum of Washington University in St. Louis, American University in Washington, and the Pahara- Aspen Education Fellowship. She is a proud member of the Gucci Changemakers Council and the advisory boards of Rise To Run, and Erase The Hate, NBCUniversal's Emmy-Winning initiative to rid the world of discrimination.
Wednesday, October 23 at 7 p.m.
S.J. Quinney Law School, Moot Courtroom, 6th floor
Note: Doors will close promptly at 7 p.m. for audio recording. Please arrive early.