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Alicia Garza      

Activist; Co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Movement

Alicia Garza is an organizer, activist, writer, and speaker working on the frontlines for black liberation. The strategy and partnerships director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, she works to build a movement at the intersections of race, gender, and the economy. In 2018, Garza founded the Black Futures Lab, an organization dedicated to building political power in black communities. Previously, she co-founded the Black Lives Matter global network to end state violence against black people after the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

Garza’s writing has been featured in Time, Mic, Marie Claire, The Guardian, Essence, and The New York Times. Her numerous awards and honors include the 2017 Sydney Peace Prize. Garza is participating in the Aspen Ideas Festival as a 2019 Scholar. Garza is also one of TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2020.


Social activist Alicia Garza reserved judgement in UAlbany case during speech at Skidmore College
The CDTA bus incident that involved UAlbany students over a month ago has created a lot of controversy and dialogue. That continued Saturday night. Alicia Garza, social activist and co-creator of the social media hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, spoke for more than two hours at Skidmore College Saturday evening.
Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Speaks at MLK Convocation
On February 12, the 32nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation was once again held in the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. The convocation is meant to celebrate the life, aspirations, and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The keynote speaker this year was Alicia Garza, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Movement (BLM).

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