Alicia Garza is a 41-year-old American activist and writer. She is famous for co-founding the Black Lives Matter movement alongside Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors.
Wiki, Bio, Age, Family, Siblings, Childhood & Education
Alicia Schwartz was born on January 4, 1981, in Oakland, California. Alicia Garza is 41 years old, according to her birth date. For the first four years of her life, she was reared in San Rafael by her single African-American mother.
Her mother then married a Jewish man, and the family opened an antique shop in Tiburon. She began fighting for her students’ access to contraception and reproductive health information when she was 12 years old.
Garza began working at the student health center while in university and advocated for greater compensation for the campus’s janitors. She convened the inaugural Women of Color Conference at the institution in 2002. Her mother died of a brain tumor in April 2018.
Alicia Garza received her education at the University of California, San Diego. She received her bachelor’s degree in anthropology and sociology in 2002.
Alicia Garza’s Height, Weight, and Body Dimensions
Alicia Garza stands at 5 feet and 7 inches tall. Her weight is 57 kg. Her hair and eye color are black. Her shoe size is 7 US. Alicia Garza’s other body measurements are unknown.
Alicia Garza’s Profession & Career
Alicia Garza returned to the Bay Area after graduating. She began a political education training program with the School of Unity and Liberation (SOUL) in 2003. The group served people of many races in West Oakland.
In the meanwhile, Garza worked at Just Cause Oakland, where she met her future transgender spouse, Malachi Garza. She then joined the People United for a Better Life in Oakland movement (PUEBLO). The campaign aimed to organize community opposition to a proposed Walmart in East Oakland.
Later, in 2005, Alicia began working with the UC Student Association, supporting action among university students. She then joined People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER), an anti-racial and multilingual African American group in Bay View.
Garza also collaborated with the National Domestic Workers Alliance to launch a program for Black domestic workers. She co-founded Black Lives Matter alongside Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors prior to this endeavor.
In July 2013, she earned credit for coining the Black Lives Matter hashtag phrase in a Facebook post. Following the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, Alicia spoke out against police violence against Black people.
In addition, in April 2020, she will debut her podcast Lady Don’t Take No. She provides cosmetic advice as well as political commentary on her podcast.
Alicia Garza wrote her first book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart, the same year, in which she shared her life experiences as an activist.
She is now the Root 100’s 27th most influential African American. She was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020 in November 2020.
Garza’s editorials have appeared in publications such as The Nation, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Truthout, HuffPost, and The Feminist Wire.
Aside from that, she became the San Francisco Bay Area director of People Organized to Win Employment Rights. Garza also served on the boards of forwarding Together and the Oakland School of Unity and Liberation (SOUL). She was elected chairman of the Right to the City Alliance in 2011.
In 2015, Alicia was chosen as the Member’s Choice for Community Grand Marshal for her contributions to the LGBTQ community. She was just named the keynote speaker for UC San Diego’s 2021 Commencement Ceremony, which will take place in June 2021.
Alicia Garza’s Boyfriend, Marriage & Relationship
In 2008, Alicia Garza married Malachi Garza, a transgender man. They dated for nearly five years before arranging their wedding.
Malachi is a communist activist as well. Both are open about their private lives. After 17 years together, the couple announced their split in September 2021. Alicia Garza does not have children and does not intend to have any in the near future.
Alicia Garza’s Salary and Net Worth
Alicia Garza’s Net Worth As of January 2022, her net worth is projected to be between $1 and $5 million. She made all of her money as a civil rights activist and writer.
Garza is now a well-known personality in the United States for his involvement in the international Black Lives Matter movement. She also makes a good living as an author on a number of social justice subjects.
|Real Name||Alicia Garza|
|Other Name||Alicia Schwartz|
|Birth Place||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Birthday||4 January 1981|
|Age||41 years old|
|Spouse||Malachi Garza (m. 2008)|
|Education||The University of California, San Diego (BA)|
|Height||5 feet 7 inches (175 cm)|
|Weight||57 kg or 126 lbs|
|Feet/Shoe Size||7 (US)|