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Passage: A Reading and Conversation with Khary Lazarre-White

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Black Community Services Center, Brandon Family Community Room

Please RSVP here.

During this reading and conversation, Khary Lazarre-White will discuss his work as a social justice advocate and founder of the award-winning youth development organization The Brotherhood-Sister Sol, which works to empower Black and Latinx youth in New York City.

He will read an excerpt from his novel Passage, which tells the story of Warrior, a young Black man navigating police brutality, structural racism, and the streets of Harlem and Brooklyn.

The Brotherhood-Sister Sol has earned national recognition for their evidence-based model, receiving an array of awards, including from Oprah Winfrey, Ford Foundation, New York Women’s Foundation, Fund for the City of New York, the New York State Department of Education. Khary has been named to Newsweek and The Daily Beast’s List of “30 Leaders in the Fight for Black Men.”

This event will be moderated by John R. Rickford, J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor of Humanities, Department of Linguistics and by courtesy, Education; and Bass University Fellow in Undergraduate Education.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here.

Please note: The event will begin promptly at 12:00pm. Khary will be leaving for an interview with Tavis Smiley directly following the event.

Event Sponsor: 
El Centro Chicano y Latino, African & African American Studies, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Haas Center for Public Service, Black Community Services Center