“Requiem For Alonzo: The Human Toll of Police Brutality” | Theo E.J. Wilson | TEDxMileHigh

“Requiem For Alonzo: The Human Toll of Police Brutality" | Theo E.J. Wilson | TEDxMileHigh

Alonzo Ashley was just 29 years old when he was killed at the hands of the Denver Police. In this heartwrenching tribute, poet Theo E.J. Wilson explores the meaning of Black Lives Matters & imagines another world — one where the victims of police brutality live on. Theo E.J. Wilson (aka Lucifury) is a founding member of the Denver Slam Nuba team, which won the National Poetry Slam in 2011. He began his speaking career in the N.A.A.C.P. at the age of 15, and has always had a passion for social justice. Wilson is Executive Director of Shop Talk Live, Inc., an organization that uses the barbershop as a staging ground for community dialogue and healing. In 2017, he published his first book, The Law of Action. His TEDxMileHigh talk, “A black man goes undercover in the alt-right,” has over 10 million views online. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

%d bloggers like this: