Robert K. Ross and Patrisse Cullors — The Resilient World We're Building Now

February 18, 2016

We’ve heard a lot about Black Lives Matter, but you may never have heard one of its founders reflect outside a moment of crisis. Black Lives Matter co-founder and artist Patrisse Cullors presents a luminous vision of the resilient world we’re making now. She joins Dr. Robert Ross, a physician and a leader who is helping redefine public health in terms of human wholeness, in a cross-generational conversation. They give voice to the generative potential in this moment we inhabit — its courage and creativity, its seeds in trauma and resilience, and its possibility for all of our growth as individuals and community.

Robert K. Ross is president and chief executive officer for The California Endowment. Trained as a pediatrician, Dr. Ross has been a leader in work surrounding trauma, resilience, and community as a clinician, public health executive, and health philanthropist. He previously served as director of the Health and Human Services Agency for the County of San Diego, and as the Commissioner of Public Health for the City of Philadelphia.

Patrisse Cullors is a co-founder of Black Lives Matter, the director for truth and reinvestment at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, and a mixed media and performance artist. Her artwork can be found on her website.