Alicia Garza


Alicia Garza (born Alicia Schwartz, 4 March 1981, Oakland, California)[1] is one of the three Founders[2] of the Black Lives Matter-Movement. It was her Facebook-Post on 13 July 2013, after George Zimmerman's Acquittal, that served as the Inspiration for the Name of the Movement. She ended her Post with the Words: "Black people. I love you. I love us. Our lives matter."[3][4] Alicia is fond of writing Haiku-Poetry.[4] Alicia was raised by her mother and her Jewish stepfather.[4] According to the Jewish online Magazine "Tablet", Alicia is Jewish.[5] She is featured in the Jewish Women's Archive at[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Alicia Garza". Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  2. Ryan W. Miller (12 July 2016). "Black Lives Matter: A primer on what it is and what it stands for". Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  3. Alex Altman. "Black Lives Matter". Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Jelani Cobb (14 March 2016). "THE MATTER OF BLACK LIVES". Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  5. MaNishtana (13 July 2016). "THIS IS #MYJEWISH. IT MATTERS." Retrieved 1 September 2016.