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Lowell Lecture

Alicia Garza — The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart — Lowell Lecture

Date & Time

Jan. 14, 2021 at 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


, MA
Driving Directions


Recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the 2017 Sydney Peace Prize with Black Lives Matter co-founders Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tomet, Alicia Garza believes Black communities deserve what all communities deserve — to be powerful in every aspect of their lives. That’s what drives Alicia Garza as an innovator, strategist, internationally recognized organizer, and writer. In 2018, she founded the Black Futures Lab, which works to make Black people powerful in politics. In her first book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart, Alicia Garza shares her thoughts on politics and pop culture from her podcast Lady Don't Take No. She warns you that hashtags don’t start movements — people do.

Presenting Organization

Boston Public Library




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The Boston Public Library welcomes co-founder of Supermajority and co-creator of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Alicia Garza for an online conversation moderated by BPL President David Leonard. This program, presented in partnership with the GBH Forum Network, is part of both the Lowell Lecture Series sponsored by the Lowell Institute and the BPL's Repairing America Series.

With a vision of justice for all, Alicia Garza engages audiences in discussion about race relations in America and how activism from the fringes became the national movement it is today, galvanizing individuals to stand up and together against the state violence, police brutality, and social injustice plaguing our country.