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Author Conversation with Emerald Garner
October 27 @ 7:00 pm
Join us for Diverse Voices and a special author event in conversation with author Emerald Garner alongside her co-authors Monet Dunham and Etan Thomas. This month’s meeting is in partnership with Lafayette College Libraries, The Friends of the Library, and the Easton Book Festival! We will be reading and discussing the powerful book Finding my Voice.
Meets Thursday, October 27 at 7:00pm on Zoom. Contact Angela at [email protected] to register.
More about Finding My Voice by Emerald Garner:
In this unforgettable memoir, Emerald Garner recounts her father’s cruel and unjust murder, the immense pain that followed, the pressures of an exploitative media, and her difficult yet determined journey as an activist against police violence. With growing calls for radical transformation and accountability, Emerald Garner’s memoir is a story of family and community, and the strength it takes to survive, to stand, to speak. This book publishes October 4. Books will be available to checkout at the Library or for purchase at Book and Puppet and the Easton Book Festival.
About Emerald Garner:
Emerald Garner is proud to be a vocal advocate who has worked with activists and legislators across the nation to propose legislation, educate and organize the community. Emerald’s life experience catapulted her into social activism, standing alone outside of the NY Police Department and declaring that she would never give up following her father and sister’s death. Emerald’s first official organizing position was with the National Action Network under the leadership of Reverend Al Sharpton where she co-chaired all of the National Action Network marches for Eric Garner and Erica Garner in NYC and across the nation.
Diverse Voices has been meeting since January of 2021. Each month we focus on diverse voices across various mediums and meet virtually for discussion.