Alicia Garza

Born:January 4, 1981 (age 43)
Education:B.A., University of California, San Diego

Alicia Garza is an activist, editorial writer and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Garza was born on January 4, 1981, in Los Angeles, California. She graduated with a degree in anthropology and sociology at the University of California in San Diego in 2002.

On February 26, 2012, when Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by neighborhood security guard George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida, Garza first used the phrase “Black Lives Matter” on Facebook. In 2013 she, Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors officially created the Black Lives Matter Movement, and Garza led the 2015 Freedom Ride to Ferguson that launched the building of #BlackLivesMatter chapters across the United States.

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