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Alicia Garza

Black Lives Matter cofounder

Alicia Garza is an Oakland, California-based organizer, writer, public speaker, and freedom dreamer who is currently 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. Along with Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors, she cofounded the Black Lives Matter (BLM) network, a globally recognized organizing project that focuses on combatting anti-Black state-sanctioned and vigilante violence and the oppression of all Black people.

She has received numerous recognitions for her work, including being named on The Root’s 2015 and 2016 lists of 100 African American Achievers and Influencers, the 2016 Glamour Women of the Year Award, the 2016 Marie Claire New Guard Award, and as a Community Change Agent at the 2016 BET’s Black Girls Rock Awards.

Since the rise of the BLM movement, Alicia has become a powerful voice in the media. Her articles and interviews have been featured in Time, Mic, The Guardian,, Essence, Democracy Now!, and The New York Times.

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