Writer, activist Shaun King to lecture at Northwestern State Feb. 26

Shaun King

Writer and activist Shaun King will lecture at Northwestern State University Monday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. in the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.

The lecture is sponsored by Northwestern State’s Student Government Association in partnership with the African American Caucus and the Center for Inclusion and Diversity.

King’s topic will be “Civil Rights Today: The New Civil Rights Movement.”

Through social media, King starts and extends conversations about racial discrimination, civil rights, police brutality and the Black Lives Matter Movement. He is the writer-in-residence at Harvard Law School’s Fair Justice Project and a columnist at The Intercept.

King has written extensively about the Black Lives Matter movement, covering discrimination, police brutality, the prison industrial complex and social justice in the wake of violence in New York, Baltimore, Cleveland, Ferguson, Missouri, Charleston, South Carolina and other cities.

In his position as senior justice writer at the New York Daily News, King wrote more than 630 columns. He is a regular political commentator for The Young Turks and on the Tom Joyner Morning Show and was formerly Justice Writer for Daily Kos.

King has become a visible fundraiser for victims of injustice. 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. He was also included in MSNBC’s The Grio Top 100 History Makers. On stage, he draws from his oratorical skills developed, in part, from the 15 years he spent as a local pastor.


12 thoughts on “Writer, activist Shaun King to lecture at Northwestern State Feb. 26

  1. I don’t know who this young man is, but why is it that just because he is anti Trump that he or anyone else has to be a hate monger. I’m not a hate monger but I don’t like Trump. When people were against President Obama it was fine, but now that the tables are turned and the shoe is on the other foot it’s a different story. No other President was ever disrespected more than President Obama. I will say it to anyone, I don’t have any respect for Trump, I don’t like him and I don’t care who knows it. For anyone in that position, the head of the most powerful country in the world, to say and do some of the things he has said and done and then think it’s funny, is in the wrong position. If President Obama would have even thought some of the things that Trump has said they would have wanted him out then. Trump has lied so much he can’t even remember what lies he has told. In fact, he lies so much he even believes them himself.

  2. You are the hate mongers. And not talking about racism and inequality does not make it go away. We will not be silenced.

    • He doesn’t care about race relations. He doesn’t care about blacks or whites. His only cares about green! He actually wants the racial divide to grow. The more tension there is, the more money he makes. And he makes a bunch. I’m sure he is making $10-20k for his 45 min speech at NSU. If he cared so much about it, why not do it for free?


  4. Here we go again. As if we don’t have enough fear mongers on ALL our major news channels. NSU I’m disappointed you’re going in that direction.

  5. pretty main stream for little ole Natchitoches.I hope Shaun remembers this is
    a hick town and not New York or Detroit,our police may not be able to handle a riot .

    • Small Town in the south?? He will be all over the police department. Present a lot of problems natchitoches has. I say this by what he says on Twitter. I think the young adults at NSU won’t be baited in .

  6. They use the term “civil rights activist” pretty loosely. The dude does more to divide the country than most. There will be no unity coming from that presentation. That guy is all about hate and creating divisions.

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