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Alicia Garza
Literary | Talks Alicia Garza


This event includes closed captioning.

Oct 21, 2020
  • 7PM
Running Time: 70min

​In Conversation with Cecile Richards­
­​Launch of The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart­
Co-presented by BAM and Greenlight Bookstore

The Black Lives Matter co-creator offers a new paradigm for change for a new generation of changemakers with the launch of her new book The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart.

“This book is the story of an organizer who comes apart and is put back together many, many times…the lessons I’ve learned along the way, the things I’m still learning, and what my learning may contribute in a time of profound catastrophe and limitless possibility.” —Alicia Garza

Organizer and Black Lives Matter co-creator Alicia Garza celebrates the launch of her honest and original new book. In The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart, she offers an essential guide to building the type of movements that can address the challenges of our time. Diverging from both the "rules for radicals" that animated earlier generations of activists and the patriarchal model of the American Civil Rights Movement, Garza reflects on how making room amongst the woke for those who are still waking can inspire more people to join the fight. In telling her own story of bringing people together to create change and the lessons she’s learned over the years, The Purpose of Power poses a new paradigm for a new generation of changemakers, from the mind and heart behind one of the most important movements of our time.

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