The event at Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on Thursday night was titled: "What is Contemporary? Black Lives Matter: Patrisse Cullors and Tanya Lucia Bernard in Conversation."
Cullors is one of the founding members of the Black Lives Matter movement. Bernard is the art and culture director for the advocacy group of the same name.
The talk was supposed to be about their work as artists and activists.
But it quickly turned into a community forum as it came amid a wave of protests and racial anxiety following two high-profile shootings of black men this week at the hands of police. Philando Castile, 32, was shot Wednesday night while he was reaching for his...