The mother of Michael Brown, a Missouri teen killed by a police officer in the city of Ferguson back in August 2014, will speak at Seattle University on Monday, Oct. 17, as a guest of MORAL MONDAYS at SU, the #BlackLivesMatter initiative at the university.
Lezley McSpadden has since released a memoir, cowritten by Lyah Beth LeFlore. McSpadden shares her story, and how her son’s death helped expand the #BlackLivesMatter movement, in “Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil, The Life, Legacy and Love of My Son Michael Brown.”
McSpadden will be at SU 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, in the Campion Ballroom’s Campion Tower, 914 E. Jefferson St.
Tickets are $16 for adults, $12 for seniors, military and SU alumni, $8 for SU faculty, staff and teens 18 and under, and $4 for SU students and children 12 and under.
Vivian Philips,the director of marketing and communications for Seattle Theatre Group, chair of the Seattle Arts Commission and co-chair of the Historic Central Area Arts and Cultural District, will moderate.
MORAL MONDAYS at SU was founded by staffer and 2010 alum Tyrone Brown in October 2014, and the initiative is to advocate for SU as a place for the national conversation on the #BlackLivesMatter, race and police violence, as well as focusing on “the Black presence” at the university and how SU contributes to the problems and/or solutions facing black communities, according to a news release.