In today’s urban and busy life merely some individuals come forth to speak about the injustice minorities are facing in the country and society. Among such courageous woman is Alicia Graze who has conducted campaigns about several issues such as, right for domestic workers, ending police brutality, issues of health and violence against trans and gender non-conforming people of color. She is currently the Director of Special Projects at National Domestic Workers Alliance.
Career and Progression:
Alicia Garza is a former director of People Organized to Win Employment Rights in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is involved with Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity and is on the board of directors of 'Forward Together' in California. The activist participated in to stop Bay Area Rapid Transit for nearly four hours to reflect the time Michael Brown’s body was neglected in the road after he was killed.
Moreover, she was addressed on the Root 100 list of African American Achievers between the ages of 25 and 45 and also on Politico50 2015 guide to Thinkers, Doers, and Visionaries. She has achieved the Local Hero award from the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Alicia has twice received the Harvey Milk Democratic Club the Bayard Rustin Community Activist Award for condemning racism and gentrification. She has always focused more on advocating and creating equality and not in multiplying her net worth.
Married to a Trans Male Activist!!
Alicia Garza met the boyfriend, Malachi Garza who happens to be a trans male activist, in 2003. The couple became close with each other since the first meeting and kept dating for five years. Alicia and her spouse turned their romantic affair into marriage in 2008. The unconventional couple has immense love and affection for one another and respects each other’s actions.
Since they both belongs to the same profession; social activists, they have a great level of understanding. They both are somehow attempting to cease social hierarchy among the society and to build a harmonious community. Besides, Alicia and her husband haven’t thought of having or adopting children so far. The duo is perhaps busy in their works and doesn’t want to make oneself even slightly distracted by welcoming a child.
Her Short Bio:
Alicia Garza was born on January 4, 1981. She grew up in Los Angeles, California, the USA with the supportive parents. She belongs to African-American ethnicity and American nationality. She has a tattoo that asserts the last line of June Jordan’s ‘A Poem About My Rights.' She received her education in anthropology and sociology at University of California in San Diego. Alicia has a medium height which matches with her outspoken personality.