- Alicia GarzaAffiliationAuthor, Political Strategist
- Frederick F. WherryAffiliationTownsend Martin, Class of 1917 Professor of Sociology
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. In 2018, the Black Futures Lab conducted the Black Census Project -- the largest survey of Black communities in over 150 years. Alicia is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. She also serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the nation’s premier voice for millions of domestic workers in the United States. Additionally, Alicia is the 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, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity. Her work is featured in Time, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Guardian, Elle and Essence.
Alicia’s first book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart, was released October 20, 2020 with One World (Penguin Random House). She shares her thoughts on politics and pop culture on her podcast, Lady Don't Take No.
The first 300 attendees will receive a copy of Alicia's new book. Details will be sent out after the event!
Alicia warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do.
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- Carl A. Fields Center
- The Women*s Center