Wednesday, April 7
7:00-8:15 p.m. – Alicia Garza, Principal at Black Futures Lab, Author of “The Purpose of Power” & Co-founder of The Black Lives Matter Global Network
Event link: http://bit.ly/ALICIAGARZAATUWO
Alicia believes that Black communities deserve what all communities deserve — to be powerful in every aspect of their lives. An author, political strategist, organizer, and cheeseburger enthusiast, Alicia founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and is a co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia has become a powerful voice in the media and frequently contributes thoughtful opinion pieces and expert commentary on politics, race and more to outlets such as MSNBC and The New York Times. She has received numerous accolades and recognitions, including being on the cover of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World issue and being named to Bloomberg’s 50 and Politico’s 50 lists. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart (One World Penguin Random House), and she warns you — hashtags don’t start movements. People do.
Co-sponsored by the Student Organization of Latinos, Women’s Advocacy Council, University Speaker Series, Pepsi Fund, Women’s Center, LGBTQ+ Resource Center, Black Student Union, SIRT, and Social Justice Club.