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Melina Abdullah

Courtesy of Melina Abdullah

Melina Abdullah


Melina Abdullah, Professor and Chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University Los Angeles, is a recognized expert on race, gender, class, and social movements and serves as a Los Angeles chapter lead for the Black Lives Matter movement. On the occasion of Real Worlds: Brassaï, Arbus, Goldin, Abdullah will speak to her experiences as an activist and organizer, making connections between aspects of her fight for justice and equity and the images on view in the galleries.​

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