Activist and co-creator of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, Alicia Garza, was a special guest speaker at Goucher College Wednesday night.
Disappointed with George Zimmerman's acquittal in the Trayvon Martin case, Garza posted a love letter to black people on Facebook. A friend read the post and commented, "#blacklivesmatter." That was in 2013, and three years later the phrase is now a movement.
"It's unacceptable that we have so many mothers who have lost children to violence at the hands of vigilantes or police officer," Garza said. "It's not just that, the condition of black people in this country and around the world should give us all pause."
There are now 29 Black Lives Matter chapters around the world.