The Founder of Black Lives Matter Elected ‘Woman of the Year’ by Glamour!!

Just three years after the hashtag #Blacklivesmatter movement, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi we received the award for “Woman of the Year” award from Glamour magazine.

For them, the click occurred during the wave of indignation that overwhelmed America and specifically the African American community, following the killing of Trayvon Martin, by the security guard George Zimmerman.

Since then, they have worked to denounce and combat police violence against people of color, and create a platform to express themselves about it.

In an interview, Alicia returned on early #Blacklivesmatter: “We wanted to connect all those who were already creating a buzz around these events and help them to perform actions, not just retweets, likes or shares of” “We wondered, how to bring all these people, their energy and do something great.”


“Everyone knew that something was going on, but we have allowed the voices s ‘raise’ was then entrusted Opal” We had the courage to put words to these tragic events, and at the same time we wanted to offer an alternative, a message that inspires: life blacks account “.

The three elected happy celebrate their award alongside actress Zendaya or gymnast Simone Biles at the ceremony to be held November 14 in Los Angeles.

Source: Trace TV


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