CELEBRATE 35 YEARS OF THE UCLA CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF WOMEN
Join the UCLA Center for the Study of Women (CSW) for a special virtual event on Friday, October 16th to honor the Center’s accomplishments, student award recipients, and this year’s Distinguished Leader in Feminism Award honoree!
FEATURING THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Founder, Black Futures Lab
This year, CSW has selected Alicia Garza as the recipient of the Center for the Study of Women’s 2020 Distinguished Leader in Feminism Award. She is an innovator, strategist, and organizer, and 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.
Building on the insights in her soon-to-be-released book The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart, Alicia Garza addresses some of the most pressing and important questions around movement building and brutal anti-Black state violence in a time of global pandemic. How do we build relations of care and solidarity amongst people and groups with different investments and interests? What lessons can we learn from decades of Black feminist theorizing and organizing around coalition? How do the specificities of today’s conditions, including the challenges of organizing remotely and the contemporary manifestation of state white supremacy, call for new strategies?
The keynote will be followed by a Q&A with Brittnee Meitzenheimer and Zama Dube of the Black Feminism Initiative.
EVENT DETAILS & REGISTRATION
Date: Friday, October 16th
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM (PST)
Location: Zoom Webinar
Registrants will receive a Zoom link a few days prior to the event. If the Zoom room is at capacity, attendees will be able to view the event on YouTube live stream.
This event has now passed. Please watch Alicia Garza’s keynote address, The Purpose of Power: Building Movements in a Time of Pandemic, followed by a Q&A with the Black Feminism Initiative at our YouTube channel.
For questions, please contact CSW at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. In 2018, the Black Futures Lab conducted the largest survey of Black communities in over 150 years.
Alicia believes that Black communities deserve what all communities deserve — to be powerful in every aspect of their lives. An innovator, strategist, organizer, and cheeseburger enthusiast, she 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. The Black Lives Matter Global Network now has 40 chapters in 4 countries.
Alicia 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. She is also the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. She shares her thoughts on the women transforming power in Marie Claire magazine every month.
Her forthcoming book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart, will be released on October 20, 2020, and she warns you — hashtags don’t start movements. People do.
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