intro’d to Alicia via blm..
adding page this day:
Alicia Garza (@aliciagarza) tweeted at 3:54 PM – 17 Apr 2018 :
Was totally blown away by this conversation. Thanks to @outmagazine and @AsiaKateDillon for such a fascinating and necessary conversation about how we get free https://t.co/RThvtejme7 (http://twitter.com/aliciagarza/status/986362219406344192?s=17)
Dillon recently sat down with Garza to discuss how we talk about identity, community, and the cages — gilded or otherwise — that hold us all prisoner..t
“Is it possible to have a ‘we’ that includes all of us?” And where I’m landing is that I have to believe it’s possible, or else it’s hard for me to see a future. I don’t see a future where any of us can sit out or get left behind, and then think that we’re going to achieve some kind of victory. We talk about that a lot when we talk about how none of us are free until all of us are free. .t
has to be all of us
where I’m landing is: I think this version of America is good for no one, including white, cisgender straight people.
How do we get to that “we” that helps us understand that we’re all connected? What do you think it would take to get there?.t
a mech to facil (listen to and connect) all the voices.. everyday
You’re not going to divide us — we’re in solidarity and alignment with Black Lives Matter, and with all these other movements that are trying to move the needle around some of the big problems we face.” If we are able to do that, what would we be able to accomplish?
(19 min in) – an saying Alicia said this before the all lives matter hashtag came out:
#blacklivesmatter doesn’t mean that your life isn’t important – it means that black lives which are seen as w/o value w/in white supremacy are important to your liberation
from a history of blm movement by alicia – feminist wire
HBIC @ Black Futures Lab. strategy+partnerships @ NDWA, co-creator
#BlackLivesMatter. there are infinite possibilities 4 freedom. views mine. IG: chasinggarza
Alicia Garza (born January 4, 1981) is an African-American activist and editorial writer who lives in Oakland, California. She has organized around the issues of health, student services and rights, rights for domestic workers, ending police brutality, anti-racism, and violence against trans and gender non-conforming people of color. Her editorial writing has been published by The Guardian, The Nation, The Feminist Wire, Rolling Stone, HuffPost and Truthout. She currently directs Special Projects at the National Domestic Workers Alliance. Garza also co-founded the Black Lives Matter movement