Alicia Garza: The Purpose of Power
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 discusses her new book, The Purpose of Power, in conversation with radio presenter Leah Davis.
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 pre-recorded exclusively for the Southbank Centre.
This event is a partnership between Southbank Centre and Penguin Live.
Ask Alicia Garza a question
Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Alicia Garza’ in the subject line by 5pm on Monday 26 October for the chance to have your question selected for the Q&A.
Stream & book bundle
A hardback copy of Alicia Garza’s new book, The Purpose of Power, is included (RRP £14.99) when you buy the stream and book bundle ticket. The books are sent out via post (postage is included in the price).
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