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Join us for an evening with activist and journalist Shaun King at The Haven. Shaun King will be speaking about his new book, Make Change: How to Fight Injustice, Dismantle Systemic Oppression, and Own Our Future. He will reflect on the events that made him one of the most prominent social justice leaders of our time and will lay out a clear action plan for you to join the fight. Book sales and a signing will follow. This event will be free to attend and is open to the public.
About the Book: As a leader of the Black Lives Matter movement, Shaun King has become one of the most recognizable and powerful voices on the front lines of civil rights in our time. His commitment to reforming the justice system and making America a more equitable place has brought challenges and triumphs, soaring victories and crushing defeats. Throughout his wide-ranging activism, King’s commentary remains rooted in both exhaustive research and abundant passion.
In Make Change, which features a foreword by Bernie Sanders, King offers an inspiring look at the moments that have shaped his life and considers the ways social movements can grow and evolve in this hyper-connected era. He shares stories from his efforts leading the Raise the Age campaign and his work fighting police brutality, while providing a roadmap for how to stay sane, safe, and motivated even in the worst of political climates. By turns infuriating, inspiring, and educational, Make Change will resonate with those who believe that America can—and must—do better.
"A captivating memoir of change. A hope-filled sermon for change. A tactical blueprint for how we can each make change. Make Change is all three and all the more towards an equitable and just world."
—Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist
About the Author: Shaun King was recently named by Time Magazine as one of the 25 most important people in the world online. He is the co-founder of Real Justice and The Action PAC. Previously he was the senior justice writer for the New York Daily News, a senior columnist for The Intercept, and writer-in-residence at Harvard Law School. King served as a pastor, teacher, and motivational speaker in Atlanta’s juvenile justice system. In 2019, King launched the media platform The North Star, as well as the popular news podcast The Breakdown. He lives in Brooklyn with his family.
Shaun King Photo Credit: Nigil Crawford