Alicia Garza is an organizer, writer, and freedom dreamer. She is the Strategy + Partnerships 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. She is also the co-creator of the Black Lives Matter Global Network, and the Principal of the Black Futures Lab. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her organizing work, including the Root 100 2015 and 2016 list of African-American achievers and influencers. She was also featured in the Politico50 guide to the thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics in 2015. She lives and works in Oakland, California.
The Black Futures Lab transforms Black communities into constituencies that wield independent, progressive Black political power. The challenges facing Black communities are complex–the solutions require innovation, experimentation, and political power. Our first project is to launch the Black Census project in February 2018, engaging 200,000 Black people about how we understand the toughest challenges facing our communities and what we envision for our futures.