Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

LGBTQ History Month Keynote: Ashleigh Shackelford


Time: Thursday, October 4, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: US Bank Conference Theater

Admission: Free

Ashleigh Shackelford (she/they) is a Black fat cultural producer, data futurist and visual artist.
Ashleigh's work focuses on Blackness, the body, healing and afro-technology.

Ashleigh is the creator and director of Free Figure Revolution, a southern body liberation
organization that empowers Black, fat, queer, and trans bodies through community initiatives and
She is also the project director and creator of The Fat Census and the Queer Domestic Violence &
Sexual Assault Survey. As a data futurist and content creator, Ashleigh curates more information to
create tangible resources for vulnerable communities in addition to programming and safe spaces for
marginalized bodies.

Ashleigh is dedicated to creating a Black future in which healing and community are central to 
creating safety, agency, and humanity for all. Learn more about
Ashleigh at

Please join the Student Life Multicultural Center and LGBTQ Student Initiatives on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 in the US Bank Conference Theater as we kick LGBTQ History Month with an engaging keynote from Ashleigh Shackelford!


Jeff Perkins
Student Life Multicultural Center

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