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Posted February 5, 2020

Black History Awareness Month

Cal State East Bay to host activist, journalist Shaun King Feb. 20

Shaun King will speak at Cal State East Bay Feb. 20 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at the University Theater.
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Cal State East Bay will host activist, journalist and public speaker Shaun King on Feb. 20 as part of the university’s celebration of Black History Awareness Month. 

King, who has been a prominent member of the Black Lives Matter movement since the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, is currently a columnist for "The Intercept" and the writer-in-residence at Harvard Law School’s Fair Punishment Project

He has spoken in 35 states, at more than 100 colleges and everywhere from prisons to the Tom Joyner Morning Show, imploring his audiences to be better and do better. His written work includes 1,500 published titles about injustice since 2014.

Now married to his high school sweetheart and a father of five children based in Brooklyn, New York, King says making the world a better place for his family is his daily motivation. On social media, he works to unite and rally people of different backgrounds and has become one of the most-followed activists in the world, according to his website. 

King’s dialogue at Cal State East Bay will take place Feb. 20 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in the University Theater and center around the theme “Civil Rights Today the New Civil Rights Movement.”