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Alicia Garza: Launch of The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart

October 21, 2020, 7 pm8 pm.


As a part of their Unbound series, BAM and Greenlight Bookstore present Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza. Her new book The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart, is the story of one woman’s lessons from years of bringing people together to create change. The narrative serves as a new paradigm for change for a new generation of changemakers, from the mind and heart behind one of the most important movements of our time. A leading organizer and one of the founders of Black Lives Matter, Garza has put forth an essential guide to building the type of movements that can address the challenges of our time. The lessons she offers are different from the “rules for radicals” that animated earlier generations of activists and diverge from the charismatic, patriarchal model of the American Civil Rights Movement. From this, she offers reflections on how making room amongst the woke for those who are still waking can inspire and activate more and more people to join the fight for the world we all deserve. Garza will be joined in conversation during this virtual book launch. The evening will also include an audience Q&A. 

Tickets: $40 (shipped book); $35 (in-store book pickup); $10 (event only)



Brooklyn, NY United States

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