Black Lives Matter began as a hashtag when Alicia Garza wrote what she calls ‘a love letter to Black people’ on Facebook. But hashtags don’t build movements, she tells us. People do.

Hear how the co-creator of the Black Lives Matter Global Network responded to the persistent message that Black lives are of less value by organizing and mobilizing.

As the Principal of the Black Futures Lab and the Black to the Future Action Fund, Alicia will give insight into how the organization is working to transform Black communities, build Black political power, and change the way that power operates—locally and nationally.

With nearly 20 years of organizing experience, Alicia will offer valuable lessons on how we can inspire and activate more people to fight for the world we all deserve, while uncovering thee possibilities that movements hold for our collective futures.

Unflinching, challenging and inspiring, this event will address the moment we’re in, how we got here and where we can go, together.

Every ticket includes a copy of the book The Power of Purpose (RRP £14.99). You should receive your copy of the book in the week after the event.

This event is a partnership between Southbank Centre and Penguin Live.

Get your tickets by clicking here.

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