Tag: Alicia Garza co-founded Black Lives Matter

SFSU commencement speaker Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, graduates...

While a graduate student in ethnic studies, Alicia Garza co-founded Black Lives Matter, an international organization that began in 2013 to fight violence and racism toward Black people. The organization began after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida. It has since grown to an international network of more than 40 chapters across North America and the United Kingdom.

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