Kelli Murray, Black Brunch, and the Backlash Against #BlackLivesMatter

blackbrunchJanuary 7, 2015 – Segment 3

We speak with Kelli Murray, a Baltimore County 911 operator who received a 2013 “Telecommunicator of the Year” award for Baltimore County. Murray alleges that she has been targeted by the Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police because of a Facebook post she made regarding police brutality. We are also joined by Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.

Then we take a look at the Black Brunch movement, a type of protest where mostly African American youth walk into breakfast establishments serving mostly white patrons and begin reading the names of Black people killed by the police. We hear from Zachary Murray, an activist from Oakland, California, who is organizing Black Brunch actions, and Chavon Henderson, a Black Brunch activist from Baltimore.

Then we close out with a conversation about the backlash against protests and this movement with Kelli Murray, Dayvon LoveChavon Henderson, and Zachary Murray.