Alicia Garza Net Worth – The Woman Behind Black Lives Matter Movement

Alicia Garza is an American activist and writer known for co-founding the international Black Lives Matter movement. She was born on January 4, 1981.  

Alicia Garza Net Worth

Alicia Garza has a net worth of about $5 million USD. She obtained this through her editorial writing which has been featured in some of the most prestigious papers like The Guardian, Rolling Stone, and Time Magazine. 

She is also a civil rights activist and works in many organizations that focus on pressing issues like student rights, health, and racism. She is also one of the founders of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLM Global Network Foundation).

She is an author. Her first book is “The Purpose of Power” which contains a guide to building the type of movements that can address the challenges of our society and influence generations.

Garza hosts the podcast “Lady Don’t Take No,” where she discusses pop culture, politics, and anything under the sun. 

Personal Life

Alicia Garza was born in Oakland, California, on January 4, 1981. Until she was four years old, she lived with her mother and her mother’s twin brother. After, she lived with her mother and her Jewish stepfather. This influenced Garza to be Jewish. 

Alicia has a brother named Joey, who is eight years younger than him. Their family had an antiques business. According to her, her parents were liberals and her mom was her biggest influence in becoming an activist.

When she was only 12 years old and in middle school, Alicia started advocating for birth control availability. She then studied at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) where she got more involved in activism. 

She worked at the student health center and joined a student association that promotes higher pay for the university’s janitors.

In her final year at the university, she helped organize the first Women of Color Conference in 2002. She graduated with a degree in anthropology and sociology that same year.

Professional Career

She worked for People United for a Better Life in Oakland (PUEBLO). She worked with people who resisted the building of Walmart in an area in East Oakland, but they lost the case.

After working for PUEBLO, she then worked for People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER). It is an organization advocating for the rights of African-Americans and Latinos. With POWER, Alicia advocated for more affordable public housing and maintenance. 

Alicia Garza joined the National Domestic Workers Alliance to help Black domestic workers. She also founded Black Lives Matter with Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi. They are credited for the #BlackLivesMatter slogan.

Alicia Garza Dating History

Alicia Garza identifies as queer. In 2008, she married Malachi Garza, a transgender man. The couple split in 2021.

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