Lisa Lerer, Julian Zelizer, and Harry Smith
John F. Kennedy Library
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.
Featured speakers and performers include: Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director, MFA Jerry Sargent, President of Citizens, Massachusetts Imari Paris Jeffries, Executive Director, King Boston Makeeba McCreary, Patti and Jonathan Kraft Chief of Learning and Community Engagement, MFA Kim Janey, City Council President, Boston City Councilor, District 7 Lisa Owens, Executive Director, City Life/Vida Urbana Julia Mejia, Boston City Councilor, At-Large Rachael Rollins, Suffolk County District Attorney Rob “Problak” Gibbs, Artist and Cofounder of Artists for Humanity Giles Li, Senior Program Officer in Arts and Creativity, Barr Foundation Porsha Olayiwola, Poet Danny Rivera, Artist Paul Grogan, President and CEO of The Boston Foundation
Museum of Fine Arts
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