Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Busboys and Friends: Zoom Dinner Party with Alicia Garza Friday, October 30, 2020


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Upcoming Virtual Programming

 

 

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Busboys and Friends: Zoom Dinner Party with

Alicia Garza

 

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Busboys and Poets has always been a place for artists, activists, and writers of the community to gather and break bread. And while we may be physically distant right now, we can still stay connected and break bread together.

Join us on Zoom for Busboys and Friends: A Zoom Dinner Party held every Friday night at 6 pm. Hosted by Busboys and Poets' CEO and Founder, Andy Shallal with a special dinner guest each week. 

Order your favorite meal, book, and beverage from Busboys and Poets, set your table and tune in for a special dinner with some of the most influential leaders of our time.

 

We are honored to have our next dinner party guest be

author, political strategist, and fr, Alicia Garza

 

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Alicia Garza is an Oakland-based organizer, writer, public speaker, and freedom dreamer who is currently the Special Projects Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the nation’s leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States. Garza, along with Opal Tometi and Patrisse Khan-Cullors, also co-founded Black Lives Matter, a globally recognized organizing project that focuses on combating anti-Black state-sanctioned violence and the oppression of all Black people.

Since the rise of the BLM movement, Garza has become a powerful voice in the media. Her articles and interviews have been featured in Time, Mic, The Guardian, Elle.com, Essence, Democracy Now!, and The New York Times.

Most important, as a queer Black woman, Garza's leadership and work challenge the misconception that only cisgender Black men encounter police and state violence. While the tragic deaths of Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown were catalysts for the emergence of the BLM movement, Garza is clear: In order to truly understand how devastating and widespread this type of violence is in Black America, we must view this epidemic through a lens of race, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Friday, October 30, 2020 @ 6 PM

FREE AND OPEN TO ALL

RSVP to receive the Zoom link. 

The Zoom link will be sent via email 24 hours before the event. 

Event will also live stream on Facebook!

 

 

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