“Black people. I love you. I love us. Our lives matter,” wrote Alicia Garza in a 2013 Facebook post after the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. The #BlackLivesMatter hashtag that emerged in response to the post, and the following movement (co-founded by Garza), remains as important today as it was then, with people across the country continuing to protest state-sanctioned violence against Black people. Garza returns to CHF to discuss her debut book The Purpose of Power, which details the two decades of organizing experience that guides her activism.
This annual lecture is supported by the Doris Conant Endowment for Programs on Women and Culture.
This week’s programs presented with the support of Fifth Third Bank.