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    Alicia Garza: The Purpose of Power

    29 Oct – 5 Nov
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    Alicia Garza

    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 discusses her new book, The Purpose of Power, in conversation with radio presenter Leah Davis.

    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.

    This event is pre-recorded exclusively for the Southbank Centre.

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    Age recommendation/restriction

    For ages 16+

    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.

    Ask Alicia Garza a question
    Email us on [email protected] with ‘Alicia Garza’ in the subject line by 5pm on Monday 26 October for the chance to have your question selected for the Q&A.

    A transcript is available for this event. To request a copy, email us on [email protected]

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    Dates

    29 Oct – 5 Nov

    Price

    Buy seven days' video access: £5

    Buy seven days' video access & book bundle: £19.99

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    Streaming is provided by Marquee TV on behalf of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and 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 website

    This concert will be available to view for free for seven days, after which it will only be available to Marquee TV subscribers.

    Full details on how to view

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