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Alicia Garza

Alicia Garza is the co-founder of Black Lives Matter. In March 2016, Fortune magazine named Garza and her two BLM co-founders to its list of the “50 of the most influential world leaders.

In addition to her work with BLM, Garza also: (a) serves as the special projects director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), which agitates for better pay and working conditions on behalf of
nannies, housecleaners, and home-based caregivers; (b) serves on the board of directors for the Oakland, California-based School of Unity and Liberation (SOUL), whose mission is to create “a new generation of organizers rooted in a systemic change analysisespecially people of color, young women, queer and transgender youth and low-income people”; (c) works with Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity (BOLD), a group that teaches black activists how to help build a “social justice infrastructure”; and (d) writes for WarTimes magazine, which promotes “antiwar, antimilitarist” efforts to radically transform American society by stoking antagonisms based on “race, class and gender.”