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Building Better Black Futures

In honor of Juneteenth, activists Alicia Garza and Liz Dozier discuss how empowering Black communities through civic and policy engagement is essential to addressing inequalities and systemic racism.
Liz Dozier
Alicia Garza
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About This Event

More than 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, the COVID-19 pandemic exposed and exacerbated the inequalities and systemic racism Black communities still endure. In honor of Juneteenth, activists Alicia Garza and Liz Dozier reflect on how building long-term political power and representation for Black communities is essential to shape policy discussions, overcome historical barriers, and achieve an equitable future for everyone.

Copies of Alicia Garza’s latest book, The Purpose of Power: How We Came Together When We Fall Apart, are available for sale from The Book Cellar.

About the Speakers
Founder & CEO, Chicago Beyond
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Liz Dozier has spent her career working to disrupt the culture of inequity that is often pervasive in urban neighborhoods. In 2016, Dozier launched Chicago Beyond, an impact investor fighting the inequities pervasive in Chicago’s communities. Chicago Beyond has invested more than $35 million in ideas, individuals, and organizations that fight for all youth to achieve their fullest human potential.
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Principal at Black Futures Lab
An innovator, strategist, organizer, and cheeseburger enthusiast, Alicia founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and the co-founder of Supermajority. She shares her thoughts on politics and pop culture on her podcast, Lady Don’t Take No.