ALICIA GARZA ON THE MICHELLE MEOW SHOW (6/7/18)
Join us as Michelle Meow brings her long-running daily radio show to The Commonwealth Club one day each week. Meet fascinating—and often controversial—people discussing important issues of interest to the LGBTQ community, and have your questions ready.
Our in-studio guest this week: Alicia Garza, Special Projects Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter
Alicia Garza is an Oakland-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. Garza, along with Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors, also co-founded the Black Lives Matter (BLM) network, a globally recognized organizing project that focuses on combatting antiblack, state-sanctioned violence and the oppression of all black people. Since the rise of the BLM movement, Garza has become a powerful voice in the media; her articles and interviews have been featured in Time, Mic, The Guardian, Elle.com, Essence, Democracy Now! and The New York Times.