Alicia Garza: Building Moments Into Movements

If the past eighteen months have taught us anything, it is that activism is alive, kicking and more needed than ever. But how can we create protests that are meaningful and lasting, rather than hollow or performative acts? How can we go beyond hashtags and ensure that ‘the moment’ becomes a movement? Alicia Garza is one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter and has spent the better part of two decades as a grassroots activist, inspiring others to organise for a better future. She has poured her knowledge, learnings and guidance into her new book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart. In this inspiring event, filmed live at the 2021 Edinburgh International Book Festival, Garza discusses her work and how we can all help make change happen in our communities with Race Correspondent for the Independent, Nadine White.

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