Penn State news by
Penn State's student blog



SPA To Host Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors For Virtual Lecture July 30

Penn State’s Student Programming Association (SPA) will host author and social activist Patrisse Cullors for a virtual lecture Thursday, July 30.

Cullors’ event, which is set to kick off at 6 p.m. that night, will feature a question and answer session moderated by Penn State graduate Jordan Broiles. Students can submit their questions using this link.

SPA said it’s working alongside WPSU Radio and Penn State’s World Campus to host the lecture via Zoom. To attend the lecture, students should use this link.

Cullors has experience as an author, speaker, and social activist. She’s received acclaim for her work surrounding criminal justice reform and co-creating the Black Lives Matter movement and hashtag.

Her work has largely surrounded combating anti-Black racism. However, she’s also spoken about improving maternal mortality and healing from trauma.

Additionally, Cullors’ accomplishments and contributions to that movement were featured in Time Magazine. She’s also produced podcasts, documentaries, theater performances, and appeared on major networks such as BET.

Like every SPA event, Cullors’ lecture is free for all Penn State students and funded by their student-initiated fees. They’ll need to verify themselves using their WebAccess IDs before accessing the event.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Matt DiSanto

Matt proudly served as Onward State’s managing editor for two years until graduating from Penn State in May 2022. Now, he’s off in the real world doing real things. Send him an email ([email protected]) or follow him on Twitter (@mattdisanto_) to stay in touch.

No. 6 Penn State Thumps Northwestern 41-13

A 17-point third quarter powered Penn State to a 41-13 win over Northwestern.

Penn State Football Struggles During First Quarter In Northwestern Win

Despite ultimately defeating the Wildcats in a blowout, the Nittany Lions were trapped in a shootout in the first half.

Penn State Football Proves It Can Overcome Adversity In Northwestern Win

Penn State overcame a sluggish first half with 31 points and an interception in the second.

Follow on Another Platform