Monday, January 5, 2015

AAL authors speaking this month

Greetings! This month, two acclaimed authors whose works we have read and discussed recently will be speaking in the Evanston area: Wes Moore and Michelle Alexander

Moore, author of The Other Wes Moore, will be speaking Wednesday January 14th at New Trier's Northfield campus as part of a series sponsored by the Family Action Network. His talk is entitled, "My Work: The Search for a Life That Matters".  and is also the title of his forthcoming book. In it, he continues his quest to find a meaningful life, and he explores the lives of change makers who found deep meaning in their work and who offer lessons of grace in service.

The talk is free and open to the general public.

Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, gives the keynote speech for Northwestern University's  Martin Luther King campus observance week, January 26th at 6:00 pm. For several years, Alexander served as the Director of the Racial Justice Project for the ACLU of Northern California, where she helped to lead a national campaign against racial profiling by law enforcement. Given the recent attention to police violence against African Americans, her talk is especially timely.

Hope to see some of you at either of these terrific events!

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