Dan and Maggie Inouye Chair in Democratic Ideals
Alicia Garza is Special Projects Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Principal at the Black Futures Lab. She has written for The New York Times and Rolling Stone, and her first book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart, will be published in October. Garza has received numerous recognitions for her advocacy, including being named on The Root’s 2016 List of 100 Most Influential African Americans, receiving the Sydney Peace Prize, and being selected for the inaugural cohort of Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity. Along with Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi, Garza helped establish the Black Lives Matter Global Network, which has grown to include 40 chapters in four countries.
Garza will serve as the Dan and Maggie Inouye DISTINGUISHED Chair in Democratic Ideals .