Masterclass in Activism

Chloë Cheyenne

The Masterclass in Activism is CRJ's annual event series in which noted activists and thought leaders who have made significant marks on the policy landscape speak on their activism journeys. In February 2024, we hosted Chloë Cheyenne, tech innovator and founder of COMMUNITYx, a digital activism platform connecting like-minded changemakers to take collective action on social justice-oriented causes. 

For our Winter 2023 Masterclass, we hosted Angela Harrelson, the aunt of George Floyd and the author of Lift Your Voice: How My Nephew George Floyd's Murder Changed the World to speak to hundreds in our U-M community. Our Fall 2022 Masterclass event featured our inaugural cohort of CRJ Changemakers: Holly Bass, writer, performance artist, educator, and organizer; Niketa Brar, the founding executive director of Chicago United for Equity; and Gabrielle Wyatt, founder of The Highland Project. In 2021, we hosted Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole and Professor Dorothy Roberts for our inaugural Masterclass in Activism events.

Past Masterclasses