In April, the Hammer Museum at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) promoted an online concert that featured Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors, but it curiously omitted Cullors’s Black Lives Matter connection.
Cullors, whose full name is Patrisse Khan-Cullors, is a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement. She is a lightning rod for criticism, such as her proclamation that she is a Marxist, and has somehow made tens of millions of dollars as a social justice activist. She recently purchased four homes for a total of $3.2 million, but Black Lives Matter’s foundation said she was not monetarily compensated for her activism.
The title of the museum’s concert was “F*ck White Supremacy,” which is an artistic performance that Cullors organized in 2020.
During that performance, dancers wore headphones and “moved together silently through” a Los Angeles art fair. In a nod to Cullors’s penchant for capitalistic behavior, the performance featured a video in a merchandise area to support her non-profit causes Reform L.A. Jails and Black Lives Matter.
The museum’s announcement invited people to “join in on a worldwide electric slide” with “artist Patrisse Cullors” and disc jockey sets in New York City and Los Angeles. The purpose of the online concert is to invite “everyone around the globe to move together, united by a groove and the freeing act of dancing.”
It also included a chance for viewers to “share your own electric slide online” with the hashtag #LetsGetFree.
The program also included a conversation between Cullors and the museum’s associate curator Erin Christovale. The event’s chief sponsor was Ugg, which is a shoes and apparel company.