From the New Harford Democratic Club:
Holiday Inn Express
1007 Beards Hill Road
Aberdeen, MD 21001
Wednesday March 02, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Ann Helton will introduce us to and review “Between the World and Me” by Baltimore native author Ta-Nehisi Coates. Author Toni Morrison says “this is required reading”.
The book is a lyrical letter to Coates’ 14 year old son wherein he tries to answer two questions:
1. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live in it?
2. How can we honestly reckon with our fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?
The author is a national correspondent for “Atlantic” magazine and the recipient of the 2015 National Book Award for non-fiction. He was also awarded a Genius Grant from the MacArthur Foundation.
Also speaking will be candidate for City Council, Jason Robertson. He is married and the father of a young son. Candidate Robertson also served in the Army National Guard and was deployed to Iraq. He has a BA in Public Policy and is currently working as a Budget Research Analyst for the City of Baltimore.