The following opportunity has been shared on behalf of a member or affiliate of the Austin Area African American Behavioral Health Network (4ABHN).
10:00am – 11:00am CT
We Rise and Represent:
Uplifting Tomorrow’s Leaders
Literary activist Patrick Oliver moderates a discussion with award-winning children authors Cheryl Willis-Hudson, Tony Medina and Vanessa Brantley-Newton on the importance of building agency in young readers through what they read and see in books
11:30am – 12:30pm CT
An Exodus to the South:
A Conversation with Charles Blow
Dr. Mark D. Cunningham interviews best-selling author and journalist Charles Blow about his new book, “The Devil You Know: A Black Manifesto,” that suggests a reverse black-migration as a means of defeating white supremacist structures and reclaiming space and existence.
1pm – 2pm CT
Power to the People:
A Discussion of Shaka King’s
Judas and the Black Messiah
Dr. Raphael Travis, professor and author of “The Healing Power of Hip Hop,” leads a discussion on Fred Hampton’s insistence on cultural pride, service, freedom, and restoring power to the people.