Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tomet Co-founded "Black Lives Matter"
Alicia Garza (born March 4, 1981) is an 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, Huffington Post and truthout.org. She currently directs Special Projects at the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She also co-founded the Black Lives Matter movement.
Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi co-founded the Black Lives Matter Movement when George Zimmerman was acquitted in 2013 for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin. They created the hashtag, which spread like wildfire.
“This isn’t the beginning of a movement, this is the continuation of a struggle that’s been happening for at least 400 years,” said Garza, 34, who works as the special projects director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance.
“We’re leading the movement; we’re the architects of the movement.”
Who is The National Domestic Workers Alliance?
WHo funds National Domestic Workers Alliance?
NATIONAL DOMESTIC WORKERS ALLIANCE RECEIVES $42,000 FROM CREDO TO ORGANIZE FOR DIGNITY, RESPECT AND LABOR PROTECTIONS FOR DOMESTIC WORKERS!
In total, CREDO is donating $2,512,344 to progressive groups that work to stop the acceleration of climate change, protect women’s rights and civil liberties, among many other progressive causes. Some of the groups CREDO is funding include Planned Parenthood, Pathfinder International, 350.org and United We Dream.
Donated since 1985
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