FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 9, 2015
OMGMS Media Contact: Monique Linder 612.787.8705
Nekima Levy-Pounds Media Contact: Gabriela Linder 702.885.8708
#RealTalkLIVE . . . Black History Month Edition presented by YOUTHPRISE
Streaming Live from the iHeartRadio Performance Theatre in St. Louis Park, MN
February 20th from 1pm – 2pm CST
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Award-winning Law Professor and Civil Rights Attorney Nekima Levy-Pounds invites teachers and students from around the nation to tune-in to a live stream of #RealTalk LIVE . . . Black History Month Edition on Friday, February 20th, from 1pm – 2pm Central Standard Time.
This very special edition of #RealTalkLive presented by YOUTHPRISE will feature discussion on race, education, policing, and the #BlackLivesMatter movement hosted by social and criminal justice expert and law school professor, Nekima Levy-Pounds.
“It is clear that our nation has a long way to go in addressing long-standing systemic challenges surrounding race relations. A big part of moving us forward is to be able to engage in candid conversations about difficult subject matter, such as race. I will host dozens of young people from diverse backgrounds, dedicated teachers, and other professionals, to have open, honest dialogue about important race issues that are plaguing our society.” ~Nekima Levy-Pounds, Esq.
There are dozens of high school students and their teachers registered to take part in the audience at the live broadcast. Teachers and school administrators from around the nation are encouraged to take part in the discussion by registering your school and submitting questions to Professor Levy-Pounds prior to the live show. Register your school at:
#RealTalk LIVE Black History Month Edition 2.20.15
Everyone is invited to join the LIVE Stream, LIVE Tweeting and LIVE conversation on February 20th from 1pm – 2pm CST. Use hashtag #RealTalkBHM to join the live tweeting.
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About Nekima Levy-Pounds (www.nekimalevypounds.com) Twitter: @nvlevy
Nekima Levy-Pounds is an award-winning professor of law and founding Director of the Community Justice Project, a civil rights legal clinic, at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, civil rights attorney, legal scholar, media personality, blogger, and nationally recognized expert on issues at the intersections of race, public policy, economic justice, public education, juvenile justice, and the criminal justice system. As host of her weekly podcast, #RealTalk with Nekima Levy-Pounds, she goes straight to the heart of the issues. #RealTalk is available on iTunes and iHeartRadio’s podcast network at Twin Cities News Talk.
In 2015, she was named one of 40 Under 40 by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. In 2014, she was named a Minnesota Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer; and was named one of 50 under 50 most influential law professors of color in the country by Lawyers of Color Magazine. She has a heart for the people and works toward achieving justice for those whose voices are often unheard within society.
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