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Alicia Garza The Purpose of Power

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In a powerful exploration of recent racial history, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter examines the moment we're in, how we got here, and how together we can build movements to create a just and equal world.

Black Lives Matter began as a hashtag when Alicia Garza wrote what she calls 'a love letter to Black people' on Facebook. But hashtags don't build movements, she tells us. People do. Interwoven with Garza's experience of life as a Black woman, The Purpose of Power is the story of how she responded to the persistent message that Black lives are of less value than white lives by galvanizing people to create change. It's an insight into grass roots organizing to deliver basic needs - affordable housing, workplace protections, access to good education - to those locked out of the economy by racism. It is an attempt not only to make sense of where Black Lives Matter came from but also to understand the possibilities that Black Lives Matter and movements like it hold for our collective futures. Ultimately, it's an appeal to hearts and minds, demanding that we think about our privileges and prejudices and ask how we might contribute to the change we want to see in the world.

Author Biography:

Alicia Garza is an innovator, strategist and organizer. She is the Principal at the Black Futures Lab, co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, the Strategy and Partnerships Director at the US National Domestic Works Association, co-founder of Supermajority and host of the Lady Don't Take No podcast.

Product Details:

Author Alicia Garza
Imprint Doubleday
ISBN-10 0857527681
ISBN-13 9780857527684
Format Trade Paperback
Publication Date 20 October 2020
Pages 336
Subtitle How we come together when we fall apart
Language English
Audience General/Trade

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