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Alicia Garza in Conversation with Lisa Coleman

In her new book, The Purpose of Power, Black Lives Matter cofounder Alicia Garza reflects on decades of changemaking and activism, and presents a new paradigm for political organizing.

This is a virtual event
  • Alicia Garza
  • Lisa Coleman
Alicia Garza

In her new book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart, Alicia Garza, cofounder of Black Lives Matter, recounts her experiences organizing transformative movements. She will discuss the lessons she’s learned with Lisa Coleman, NYU’s chief diversity officer and senior vice president for global inclusion and strategic innovation.

This event is produced in partnership with NYU Skirball, NYU Votes, NYUWomxn100, the Brennan Center for Justice, and the Center for Black Visual Culture and Institute for African American Affairs.


  • Alicia Garza, Founder and Principal, Black Futures Lab; Cocreator, Black Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter Global Network; Cofounder, Supermajority; Director of Strategy and Partnerships, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Host, Lady Don’t Take No; Author, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart
  • Lisa Coleman, Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Vice President for Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation, New York University