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Alicia Garza: The Purpose of Power

Part of Inside Out

In our streamed event, discover how Black Lives Matter began as a hashtag when Alicia Garza wrote what she calls ‘a love letter to Black people’ online.

But hashtags don’t build movements, she tells us. People do.

In this exclusive online event, Garza is in conversation to discuss her new book The Purpose of Power.

Hear how Garza, the co-creator of the Black Lives Matter Global Network, responded to the persistent message that Black lives are of less value by organising and mobilising.

As the Principal of the Black Futures Lab and the Black to the Future Action Fund, Garza gives insights into how these organisations are working to transform Black communities, build Black political power, and change the way that power operates – locally and nationally.

Unflinching, challenging and inspiring, this event addresses the moment we’re in, how we got here and where we can go, together.

With nearly 20 years of organising experience, Alicia Garza offers valuable lessons on how we can inspire and activate more people to fight for the world we all deserve, while uncovering the possibilities that movements hold for our collective futures.

This event is a partnership between Southbank Centre and Penguin Live.

Dates & times

28 Oct 2020 - 4 Nov 2020
Approximate run time: 60 mins
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Age recommendation
For ages 16+

Ticketing
Tickets for this event are £5, or £19.99 for a book and ticket bundle including a hardback copy of Alicia Garza’s new book, The Purpose of Power (RRP £14.99). The books are sent out via post (postage is included in the price).

This event is streamed. Streaming is provided by TicketCo on behalf of the Southbank Centre.

Please ensure that you have access to a stable WiFi network in order to watch the event. More information on how to access the stream is available when you click through to the TicketCo website to purchase your ticket.

There is a purchase limit of one ticket per person for this event.

This talk is available to ticket holders seven days after broadcast.