Alicia Garza, co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter. (Photo: GRITtv)Alicia Garza, cofounder of #BlackLivesMatter. (Photo: GRITtv)

#BlackLivesMatter was an attempt for us to re-humanize us in a world that so profoundly dehumanizes us, and it was a call to action.

By Laura Flanders   Truthout | Video Interview   March 24, 2015

Laura Flanders: Where to begin? Let’s begin where it began. You and Patrisse Marie Cullors and Opal Tometi cofounded #BlackLivesMatter. Who the heck are you, and how did you come up with [#BlackLivesMatter]?

“A love note to our people.” That’s how Black Lives Matter started, explains Alicia Garza, cofounder of #BlackLivesMatter and special project director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, in this interview with GRITtv.

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Best-selling author and broadcaster Laura Flanders is the “strong local economies” fellow at Yes! Magazine and a contributing writer to The Nation. She hosts “The Laura Flanders Show” on GRITtv, an independent source for in-depth interviews with forward thinking people. Sign up to receive the latest at or On Twitter, she’s @GRITlaura.

By Published On: March 26th, 2015Comments Off on ▶ Laura Flanders | Building Movements Without Shedding Differences: Alicia Garza of #BlackLivesMatter

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