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From The Network: Alicia Garza’s Couch Conversation, Alum News, and More

By May 31, 2018 June 7th, 2018 No Comments

This month’s guest for Couch Conversations was co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter Alicia Garza.

Alicia 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. Since the rise of the BLM movement, she has become a powerful voice in the media, with articles and interviews featured in Time, Mic, The Guardian, Elle.com, Essence, Democracy Now!, and The New York Times. Most recently, she launched The Black Futures Lab, which transforms Black communities into active, interdependent, responsive public partners that change the way power operates—at the local, state, and national level.

In conversation with Rockwood’s president Akaya Windwood, Alicia opened up and shared what she’s learned over her years of activism:

  • Her experiences with grief
  • The necessity of joy in our movements
  • How essential being present has been to her resilience
  • Not letting disappointment and heartbreak end relationships
  • The questions she’d ask the universe

… and more!

For the full conversation, check out the video above, and grab your spot for next month’s Couch Conversations with adrienne maree brown on June 28!

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