Busboys and Friends: Zoom Dinner Party with Alicia Garza Friday, October 30, 2020
and Friends: Zoom Dinner Party with
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.
are honored to have our next dinner party guest be
political strategist, and fr, Alicia Garza
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
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.
October 30, 2020 @ 6 PM
AND OPEN TO ALL
to receive the Zoom link.
Zoom link will be sent via email 24 hours before the event.