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Book Club

Wesley Lowery, "They Can't Kill Us All"

Tweet Chat, March 23 | 12 & 7 p.m.

Using #KNOWCLT

Book Club Meeting, April 18, 6:30 p.m.

Levine Museum of the New South

About the book

An emerging voice in the national media landscape, Lowery is a national reporter for The Washington Post, covering the interactions between law enforcement officials and communities. Lowery is also the author of the upcoming book “They Can’t Kill Us All”, which is the first deeply reported book to bring alive the quest for justice in the deaths of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and Freddie Gray. “They Can’t Kill Us All” is the culmination of two years of notes, interviews and life-changing experiences for Lowery, which includes being detained by police while reporting on the shooting of Michael Brown and the successive riots in Ferguson, MO.

 

Clint Smith, Counting Descent
May 2, 2017 | 5:30 p.m.
UNC Charlotte Center City
Cost: $15 per person, $8 per student
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Smith is a writer, teacher, and Ph.D. Candidate at Harvard University. He is a 2014 National Poetry Slam champion, a Cave Canem Fellow, and his writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, The Guardian, and Boston Review. His first full-length collection of poems, Counting Descent, was published in 2016 by Write Bloody Publishing and is a finalist for an NAACP Image Award.

 

 

 

 

Carol Anderson, White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

Sept. 26, 5:30 p.m.
McGlohon Theater, Spirit Square
Cost: $15 per person, $8 per student
Members receive a 25% discount on registration.  Please sign in to receive your discount at check out.

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Dr. Anderson a is professor of African American Studies at Emory University. Her research has garnered substantial fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Ford Foundation, National Humanities Center, Harvard University, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. She has also served on working groups dealing with race at Stanford’s Center for Applied Science and Behavioral Studies, the Aspen Institute, and the United Nations. In addition, based on the strength and accessibility of her research, the leadership at Amnesty International, USA, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Ford Foundation, and others have used her book, Eyes Off the Prize, to frame and examine their human rights work in the United States. Her Washington Post op-ed, “White Rage,” was the most widely shared for the paper in 2014.

 

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K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace Book Club Features Wesley Lowery

Washington Post journalist Wesley Lowery has covered protests and officer-involved incidents since Ferguson. Join him for book talk + book signing.
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