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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Friday, April 21, 2017

Co-Founder of #BlackLivesMatter Comes to UCSB

Lecture: Wednesday, April 26th, 7 pm at UCSB Campbell Hall. Free and open to all.
Santa Barbara, CA – Alicia Garza, co-founder of the renowned human rights movement, #BlackLivesMatter, is scheduled to share her call-to-action against discrimination in the US at UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday, April 26th at 7 pm in Campbell Hall.
Alicia Garza, alongside Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors, helped transform what was once a viral hashtag and social media force into a grassroots national organization and a global human rights movement. In this special lecture, Garza will share how she galvanized individuals to fight for freedom and justice for all Black lives. Alicia is currently the special projects director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance.
Join us for what will be a truly unforgettable night where Alicia will share about her experience in transforming #BlackLivesMatter and hopefully inspire others through her accomplishments in activism.
Alicia Garza is available for phone interviews. Please contact Carol Dinh to coordinate a convenient time.
In 1987, the MultiCultural Center was born out of student mobilization around the need for spaces for students of color on campus to voice their concerns, combat racism, sexism and heterosexism. Since then, the MCC has been chartered by students to provide a space for underrepresented students while also serving as a bridge to the entire campus community. To this end, the MCC presents dozens of programs each quarter that are highly attended and anticipated by students and community members. The MCC strives to support student activism and maintain a mutually supportive relationship with its student users as they work together in pursuit of a more just society. For more information, visit www.mcc.ucsb.edu.

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