Join us on Thursday, March 23 from 6 – 7:30 pm ET for our Spring Community Read Lecture featuring Alicia Garza. Each semester, Episcopal Divinity School at Union selects a book that serves as a guiding focus for discussion on justice issues that are critical for faith communities. For Spring 2023, EDS at Union has selected Garza’s book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart.
Alicia Garza will join us on campus for a public address, and interview with Dean Kelly Brown Douglas. Members of the Union student body can attend in person. We also have limited space for external guests to join us on-site. For those unable to attend in person, join us virtually via Zoom.
Alicia Garza is an organizer, political strategist, and co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network. She is Principal at the Black Futures Lab and the host of the Lady Don’t Take No podcast. Garza’s book, The Purpose of Power is an essential guide to building the type of movements that can address the challenges of our time, from one of the country’s leading organizers — one of the creators of #BlackLivesMatter.
The Purpose of Power is a collection of Garza’s essays and speeches that focus on the power dynamics of race, gender, and class in the United States. The book explores the ways in which marginalized communities can come together to build collective power and create change, and how individuals can use their own power to advocate for social justice. It is a call to action for individuals and communities to use their power to create a more just and equitable society.