Pride Awareness Month Opening Ceremonies

Filed under Cultural, Events on March 7, 2016.

An established social activist, Alicia Garza prompted activism nationwide when she—together with Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors—introduced the world to the Twitter hashtag, #BlackLivesMatter which has evolved into the banner under which this generation’s civil rights movement marches.

Committed to challenging society to recognize and celebrate the contributions of all individuals, specifically black people and queer communities, Garza’s activism is rooted in organizational strategies and visions to connect individuals and emerging social movements. Her work has earned her various honors, including two Harvey Milk Democratic Club Community Activist Awards for her work fighting gentrification and environmental racism in San Francisco’s largest remaining black community.

This event will take place at 6 p.m. in University Auditorium.

***This event could not have been possible without our cosponsors: UF Multicultural & Diversity Affairs, Women’s History Month at the University of Florida, UF Black Affairs, LGBT Affairs at the University of Florida, UF Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research, The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program (SPOHP), Students Taking Action Against Racism

The Pride Awareness Month Opening Ceremonies will take place March 14 at 6 p.m. in University Auditorium.