Alicia Garza: The Purpose of Power
- 8:30 pm
28 October 2020
In our streamed event, discover how Black Lives Matter began as a hashtag when Alicia Garza wrote what she calls ‘a love letter to Black people’ online.
But hashtags don’t build movements, she tells us. People do.
In this exclusive online event, Garza is in conversation to discuss her new book The Purpose of Power, due to be released 22 October 2020.
Hear how Garza, the co-creator of the Black Lives Matter Global Network, responded to the persistent message that Black lives are of less value by organising and mobilising.
As the Principal of the Black Futures Lab and the Black to the Future Action Fund, Garza gives insights into how these organisations are working to transform Black communities, build Black political power, and change the way that power operates – locally and nationally.
Unflinching, challenging and inspiring, this event addresses the moment we’re in, how we got here and where we can go, together.
With nearly 20 years of organising experience, Alicia Garza offers valuable lessons on how we can inspire and activate more people to fight for the world we all deserve, while uncovering the possibilities that movements hold for our collective futures.
This event is a partnership between Southbank Centre and Penguin Live.
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Hardback copies of Alicia Garza’s new book, The Purpose of Power, are available for £14.99 when you buy a ticket to watch the talk. The books are sent out via post (postage is included in the price).
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Header Image: Alicia Garza, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, will speak at Eastern Mennonite University during the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding’s 25th Anniversary Celebration banquet on June 6, 2020. (Courtesy photo)
Dates & times
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm | 28 October 2020