HBF 2020 AUTHOR TALKS/PANEL DISCUSSIONS

WHAT WOMEN KNOW & THE STORIES THEY TELL: A PANEL DISCUSSION 
DATE: Saturday, July 18, 2020
TIME: 3:15 p. m. – 3:40 p. m.

Moderator: Esi Sogah, Executive Editor, Dafina Books
Panelists: Kiki Swinson (Property of The State); Cheris Hodges (Owner of A Broken Heart); Nita Brooks (The Essence of Perfection)

Their stories range from sexy and suspenseful to heartbreaking and wise. Join this panel of popular and highly acclaimed authors as they discuss the issues and passions that drive their stories. 

ROMANCE SPRINGS ETERNAL: A PANEL DISCUSSION
DATE: Saturday, July 18, 2020
TIME: 4:37 p. m. – 5:02 p. m.
 
Moderator: Esi Sogah, Executive Editor, Dafina Books
Panelists: Vanessa Riley (A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby); Rebekah Weatherspoon (A Cowboy to Remember); Rochelle Alers (The Seaside Café

Is romance fiction escapist literature or deeply rooted wisdom of the heart? Their many millions of readers who might say both. Join these popular romance novelists in discussing matters of the heart and why they believe romance springs eternal. 

BLACK LIFE MATTERS: RETHINKING VOTER RIGHTS, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, AND THE QUALITY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP – A PANEL DISCUSSION
DATE: Saturday, July 18
TIME: 6:25 p. m. – 6:50 p. m. 

Moderator: Stephanie Harris-Byers, Host - The BookChannel Online 
Panelists: Tiffany Cross (Black Voters; Black Voices (Say It Loud: Black Voters, White Narratives and Saving Our Democracy); Amaka Okechukwu (To Fulfill These Rights: Political Struggle Over Affirmative Action and Open Admissions); Christopher Bonner (Remaking the Republic: Black Politics and the Creation of American Citizenship)

The pursuit of quality of life is a cultural mainstay of the American Promise. Historically, however, African American access to that promised success has been thwarted by ingrained bias, unearned privilege, and even outright exclusion. This panel explores the problem, its impact, and its solutions.

TOWARDS A BRIGHT FUTURE: REVERSING RACE BIAS IN EDUCATION, POLITICS, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY – A PANEL DISCUSSION

DATE: Saturday, July 18, 2020

TIME: 7:07 p. m. – 7:37 p. m. 
Moderator: MAX RODRIGUEZ, Publisher and Founder – QBR The Black Book Review and the Harlem Book Fair
Panelists: Ruha Benjamin (Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code); Bakari Sellers (My Vanishing Country Memoir); Tyrone C. Howard (Why Race & Culture Matter in Schools: Closing the Achievement Gap in America's Classrooms); Alondra Oubre (Science in Black and White)

Systemic and institutionalized race bias has insulated a white majority from acknowledging complicity or responsibility in righting the social ills and imbalances that line the roadway to American wealth, success, and well-being. Join this panel of forward thinkers in their discussion of personal insights, challenges, and solutions that lie ahead. 

HBF PANEL DISCUSSIONS – Sunday, July 19, 2020

WRITING AS A TOOL FOR CHRISTIAN MINISTRY I – Panel Discussion

DATE: Sunday, July 19, 2020

TIME: 1:15 p. m. – 1:35 p. m. 
Moderator: Lynn Pinder - Chief Visionary Officer/Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT)
Panelists:  Tracee Lydia Garner (A Current Affair), Sandra Thompson Williams (The Last Three Tickets to Heaven), Pastor Kevin Wayne Johnson (Leadership with a Servant’s Heart)
As Christian authors, we have a call on our lives to write for more than entertainment.  The real-life testimonies (non-fiction) and the creative stories/parables (fiction) we share in our books help introduce readers to biblical principles that help them lead Christ-FULL lives. 

WRITING AS A TOOL FOR CHRISTIAN MINISTRY II – A PANEL DISCUSSION
Moderator: Lynn Pinder, Chief Visionary Officer/Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT)

Panelists: Veronica E. Berry (Meliah Job’s Wife); Apostle Frank A. Willett (The Hour Glass: Is This the Last Hour?); Meagan Carner (CRAM – Christian Resource & Academic Manual – Math and Life Science Workbooks for Kids)
DATE: Sunday, July 19, 2020
TIME: 2:10 p. m. – 2:30 p. m. 
As Christian authors, we have a call on our lives to write for more than entertainment.  The real-life testimonies (non-fiction) and the creative stories/parables (fiction) we share in our books help introduce readers to biblical principles that help them lead Christ-FULL lives.

 

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