Friars Leaders: Janaya Khan

We're pleased to welcome Janaya Khan to Simmons.

Starts:  10/5/2016  6:00 PM
Ends: 10/5/2016
Location: Trustman Gallery and the Linda K. Paresky Center

We are proud to welcome Janaya Khan to Simmons for our 2016/17 Friars Leaders Program speaker series. 

Janaya Khan, known as Future in the Black Lives Matter movement, is a Black, queer, gender-nonconforming activist, staunch Afrofuturist, social-justice educator and boxer based in Toronto. As the co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto, they are committed to Black liberation, transformational justice and indigenous sovereignty and operate through a Black transfeminist lens. Janaya’s work is underpinned by understanding the transformational capacity of language, metaphor, and democratic discourse as a tool for change, gleaned from earning an English Honours degree at York University. Janaya’s dedication and bold approach to social justice work has created opportunities to contribute to academic and front line community dialogue. Having presented at multiple universities such as Ryerson University, the University of Toronto, York University throughout Canada, Janaya has also been traveling across the United States engaging audiences on the global impacts of the Black Lives Matter movement. They are the recipient of several awards such as the "2015 Bromley Armstrong Humanitarian Award." They have previously been featured in the Feminist Wire, RaceBaitR, and The Root and can be found shutting it down at an action near you.

This event is made possible by the Friars Leaders Program and the Office of Student Leadership and Activities.

Please Note:

This event is open to the Simmons College community. If you're not a Simmons student, alumna/us, faculty or staff member and would like to attend, please contact us to see if space is available.