Mayor Karen Bass; Dr. Lura Daniels-Ball, President, Our Authors Study Club, Inc.; Curren D. Price, President Pro Tempore, Los Angeles City Council, Councilman Ninth District; Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Councilman, Eight District; Heather Hutt, Councilwoman, Tenth District; Board of Public Works President Pro Tempore Mike Davis and the Board of Public Works; Honorary Chair Michael Lawson, President, and CEO, Los Angeles Urban League; and the 2023 African American Heritage Month Committee invite you to attend an Evening with African American Authors featuring invited authors: Tamika Mallory, State of Emergency; Nikole Hannah-Jones, 1619 Project; Kevin Powell, Going Shopping with Mother; Aaron Phillip Clark, Under Color of Law; Kellye Garrett, Hollywood Homicide, and Devin Bakewell, Greater Life.
At this event, you will have the opportunity to hear firsthand from these authors about their processes, writing styles, and perhaps some of their secrets. There will be an opportunity to ask questions about their books, so please read ahead and come ready to spend quality time with these wonderful minds and creative souls.
In addition, a special Trailblazing Award will be presented to educator Dr. Donald Singleton, Susan Miller Dorsey High School, Los Angeles, for his work as an AP instructor for 20 years and his groundbreaking leadership to teach AP African American Studies and elevate it to the level of AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP Human Geography, and AP European History. This is the only program in California and one of sixty-five in the country.
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