P&P Live! Alicia Garza — THE PURPOSE OF POWER - with Rashad Robinson

Upcoming Event
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 7:00pm

This event is presented in partnership with George Washington University.

In 2013, Alicia Garza wrote what she called “a love letter to Black people” on Facebook, in the aftermath of the acquittal of the man who murdered seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin. Garza wrote: "Black people. I love you. I love us. Our lives matter."

Long before #BlackLivesMatter became a rallying cry for this generation, Garza had spent the better part of two decades learning and unlearning some hard lessons about organizing. The lessons she offers are different from the “rules for radicals” that animated earlier generations of activists, and diverge from the charismatic, patriarchal model of the American civil rights movement. She reflects instead on how making room amongst the woke for those who are still awakening can inspire and activate more people to fight for the world we all deserve.

The Purpose of Power is the story of one woman’s lessons through years of bringing people together to create change. Most of all, it is a new paradigm for change for a new generation of change-makers, from the mind and heart behind one of the most important movements of our time.

Garza will be in conversation with Rashad Robinson, President of Color Of Change, a leading online racial justice organization.

*ASL services will be provided for this event in the form of Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART).

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P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525509684
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: One World - October 20th, 2020

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