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Image - Alicia Garza
Image - Alicia Garza

Alicia Garza: The Purpose of Power

Activist Alicia Garza started a movement that changed how we think about race. One of the pioneers behind the phrase #BlackLivesMatter, Alicia co-founded the Black Lives Matter Network in 2013 and remains a seminal leader in the effort to organize for racial justice. In her new book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart, Garza relays details and lessons from her life working as a community organizer.

Garza argues for a new outlook in community organizing in which social movements are more accommodating and understanding of burgeoning activists. Join her at INFORUM to learn more about what it takes to effectively mobilize people around the issues that matter the most, from climate justice to voter suppression.


This program is generously underwritten by the Blue Shield of California Foundation.


Blue Shield of California Foundation

Copies of The Purpose of Power, How We Come Together When We Fall Apart, are available for purchase. Purchased books will be sent to the address provided at checkout (domestic U.S. addresses only). Our thanks to Marcus Bookstore in Oakland for fulfilling book orders.


Marcus Books

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Alicia Garza

Principal, Black Futures Lab; Author, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart

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Darnell Moore

Director of Inclusion for Content and Marketing, Netflix; Author—Moderator