Alicia Garza born Los Angeles, CA March 4, 1981. Community organizer; anti-racism activist. Co-founded Black Lives Matter movement, 2013.
“When Black people get free, everybody gets free. . . Given the disproportionate impact state violence has on Black lives, we understand that when Black people in this country get free, the benefits will be wide reaching and transformative for society as a whole.” (“A Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement,” The Feminist Wire, Oct. 7, 2014; photo yearofwomen.tumblr.com)