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209 | Alicia Garza: Black Lives Matter
209 | Alicia Garza: Black Lives Matter
Sat, Apr 30 | 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Chicago Athletic Association
Stagg Court
12 S. Michigan Ave. | Chicago, IL | 60603
  • Members: $12
  • Public: $15
  • Students and Teachers: $10

Alicia Garza, co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and Special Projects Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, represents a new school of activism focused on combating state-sanctioned anti-Black violence. Garza's movement challenges us to celebrate the contributions of Black queer women's work within popular narratives of Black movements and reminds us that while hoodies may have replaced berets, the Black radical tradition is long, complex, and international, and continues with the youth activists of today. Join us for this important conversation on the style and progress of today’s activism.

This program is also offered as part of the Shortlist Package for young professionals. Purchase the package for $20 and receive admission to a cocktail party following the event, in addition to your ticket. Learn more about the Shortlist, CHF's group for young, culturally savvy professionals, here.

Presenters:

Alicia Garza is an organizer, writer, and freedom dreamer living and working in Oakland, CA. She 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, a national organizing project focused on combatting anti-Black state sanctioned violence.

Jenna Wortham is a staff writer for the New York Times Magazine, where she covers digital culture and technology, among other things. She is also working on an art book project called Black Futures.