Lady Don't Take No

Aya de León’s Poetry for the People

Episode Summary

Alicia Garza welcomes author, activist and teacher, Aya de León

Episode Notes

Alicia Garza welcomes the award winning author, Aya de León, who most recently published the novel, A Spy In The Struggle (Kesington Books). Garza and de León chat about the art of spoken word, finding a writer’s routine, and some of the unique ways love is possible during a pandemic. Plus, Garza’s round up of all that’s good and awful from the past week.

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Alicia Garza on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.


This pod is supported by the Black Futures Lab

Production by Phil Surkis

Theme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by Latyrx

Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. Garza serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia was recently named to TIME’s Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, alongside her BLM co-founders Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart (Penguin Random House),  and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do.