Keynote for 2nd Biennial NY6 Spectrum Conference for LGBTQIA Students, Faculty, and Staff
Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter ( #blacklivesmatter ) will give the Keynote address at 5pm February 27, in Palamountain Hall, Gannett Auditorium on the Skidmore College Campus.
When: 5 - 6:30 pm
Where: Palamountain Hall, Gannett Auditorium, Skidmore College campus, Saratoga Springs, NY
From Alicia Garza's bio: Outraged by the 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Alicia Garza took to social media to express her anguish and love for the black community. It was then that Garza—together with Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors—turned the powerful words “Black Lives Matter” into a social media phenomenon and an organizing network that now boasts more than 26 chapters internationally. #BlackLivesMatter has evolved into the banner under which this generation’s human rights movement marches.