The founders of the Black Lives Matter Global Network, in Australia to accept the 2017 Sydney Peace Prize, will today join the ABC's Stan Grant in conversation about the birth of the protest movement, the future of black lives under President Donald Trump, and what lessons Australians can learn from the American experience.

Patrisse Cullors (co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network) and Rodney Diverlus (lead organiser of Black Lives Matter, Canada) will appear at the University of Sydney for the event, hosted by the United States Studies Centre. More information on proceedings can be found here.

For media wishing to attend, please advise the media contact below.

Where: General Lecture Theatre K2.05, Quadrangle Building, The University of Sydney

When: Friday, 3 November 2017, 12pm-1.30pm

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