Alicia Garza (M.A., '17) is an organizer, freedom dreamer, and writer living in Oakland, California. She is the Special Projects Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and the co-creator of the Black Lives Matter Global Network. A graduate of the Race and Resistance Studies program, she now teaches a class called Women, Race, and Class in the program.
While a graduate student at San Francisco State, Alicia co-founded Black Lives Matter and was instrumental in the development of the anti-racism movement. Listen to the inspiring speech she gave to her fellow graduates at the 2017 commencement and read more about Alicia in the links below.