Alicia Garza

Special Projects Director
National Domestic Workers Alliance
Alicia Garza is the Special Projects Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the nation’s leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States. She is also the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter, an international movement and organizing project focused on combatting anti-Black state-sanctioned violence. She is an organizer, writer, and freedom dreamer, and lives and works in Oakland, California.

Presentations from Facing Race 2016

Multiracial Movements for Black Lives

It has been more than three years since #BlackLivesMatter became a rallying cry for a movement. While centering black communities and resistance, #BlackLivesMatter galvanized not only black organizers, it challenged people of all races to consider, "Whose side are you on?" Despite reactionary claims of divisiveness, communities of many races replied, "We're on the FREEDOM side!" Representatives from #AsiansforBlackLives and Familia, among others, will discuss struggles actions, challenges and opportunities from the multiracial movements that have emerged.

Michelle Alexander
Moderator 

 

Alicia Garza
Founder of #BlackLivesMatter 

Zon Moua, Freedom, Inc.

Judith LeBlanc, Native Organizers Alliance

Isa Noyola, Transgender Law Center

Chris Crass, Author, Educator, Parent

 

Will be livestreamed.

Speakers: Michelle Alexander, Alicia Garza, Zon Moua, Judith LeBlanc, Isa Noyola, Chris Crass

Presentations from Facing Race 2014

Breaking Down the Racial Divide at Work: Tools and Stories that Inspire Action

In an era of job uncertainty, cut hours, and diminishing wages and benefits, it is increasingly important to have a unified social justice labor movement to combat racial and gender discrimination. This session will unveil Race Forward’s interactive visual and web-based tool that unifies frames and messaging on occupational segregation by race and gender, in collaboration with the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC), National Domestic Worker’s Alliance (NDWA) and Retail Action Project (RAP). ROC will also unveil their newest mobile app.

Speakers: Julia Sebastian, Jillian Medeiros, Ai-jen Poo, Ariel Jacobson, Sasha Hammad, Alicia Garza