Judges Spotlight

5 Things You Should Know About Opal Tometi

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Opal Tometi is an activist, raconteur, organizer, strategist, and Co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter. This social justice warrior is fighting for a brighter tomorrow both online and IRL.

Unless you’ve been under a rock for six years, you’ve heard of (and, maybe protested with) #BlackLivesMatter. The social movement has taken the Internet, and systemic oppression, by storm since 2012, with Opal Tometi as one of three founders behind the hashtag that’s contributed greatly to the racial justice movement.

We’re honored to have Opal Tometi in the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences as one of the esteemed judges of The Webby Awards. Read on below for 5 more things to learn about her.

Spike Lee presented Opal Tometi and #BlackLivesMatter with the Webby for Social Movement of the Year at the 20th Annual Webby Awards. BLM’s 5-Word Speech: “Stay turnt! Black lives matter.”

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