Saturday, March 11, 2017

ALICIA GARZA MATTERS, MATTERED, AND WILL ALWAYS MATTER

A belated happy birthday to her. March 4th was her birthday. Read some of her words, know her importance, and learn more of her vision. She's all in. She into Black Lives Matter for the long haul. Are you?
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FROM THE GUARDIAN:
Nearly four years into a task she expects to take 40, 50, even 60 years to achieve, Alicia Garza is done with compromise.



Garza is a co-founder of Black Lives Matter: once a hashtag, now a national organisation and a global rights movement. When your goal is to end violent policing, the oppression of black people and racism in the United States – and eventually everywhere else – you can’t hope to bring all parties to the table.
“Everybody is now aware of Black Lives Matter, for the most part … but it doesn’t mean systemic racism has been eradicated,” she says before her appearance at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney on Saturday. “We’ve got dozens and dozens of laws that prevent discrimination, but there’s still discrimination...
~THEGUARDIAN.COM 

Read More: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/02/alicia-garza-on-the-beauty-and-the-burden-of-black-lives-matter