Alicia Garza welcomes Alex Tom, the Executive Director of the Center For Empowered Politics.
Alicia Garza welcomes Alex Tom, the Executive Director of the Center For Empowered Politics, an organization that grows movement infrastructure at the intersection of racial justice, organizing and power building. Garza and Tom discuss the increase in violence experienced by our Asian comrades since the beginning of the pandemic, and what actions we can take to ensure that our solidarity never waivers. Plus, Garza’s weekly round-up of everything good and awful.
Alex Tom on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook
Alex’s blog, Diary of a Baba
Lady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook
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.