The Idea: The Price of Power Williams speaks of his many opportunities and experiences--beginning with his education at Amherst College and Yale Law School, his travel to Uganda and Kenya, and work in Harlem. His passion for fighting racism ultimately led him to years of service as a community organizer. Williams advocates for renewed community organizing and voting for a progressive party to carry out the "Unfinished Agenda" outlined during the 60s and early 70s.
The Idea: Yes! Every Day Can Be a Good Day Creating success and maintaining it is all relative. Whether a janitor, administrative assistant, manager or CEO, the same principals and ideas hold true. Some will find success faster than others. Some might find it easier than most people. There is one thing that remains constant, success requires work and a positive mental attitude.
The Idea: Dismantling Black Manhood How does one negotiate a positive self image while simultaneously deflecting multilevel negative projections? While deeply steeped in pride and accomplishment, who named us 'black' and would we, of our own, have named ourselves such? What are its impact? Is it time, as we once did, from Negro to Black, to again rename ourselves?
The Idea: There Is No Giving; There Is No Receiving
Introduction to Text Talks: Max Rodriguez, Founder, Harlem Book Fair, QBR The Black Book Review and QBR Text Talks
12:30p – 1:00p
The Idea: Yes! Every Day Can Be a Good Day
June Archer, Author
Yes! Every Day Can Be a Good Day: The Keys to Success That Lead to an Amazing Life
1:00p - 2:00p
The Idea: The Price of Power
Junius Williams, Author
Unfinished Agenda: Urban Politics in the Era of Black Power
2:15p – 3:00p
The Idea: Love Like You Have Never Been Hurt
Dr. Cari Jackson, Author
Love Like You Have Never Been Hurt
3:15p – 4:15p
The Idea: What Is Black?
Daniel Black, Author
Dismantling Black Manhood; A Perfect Peace
4:30p – 5:15p
Modeled after the acclaimed TED talks,
QBR’s TEXT Talks asks authors to discuss and explore the idea behind their book with an audience. The listener is asked to engage the writer in the usability of his/her idea; the author engages the listener into an idea that stretches, confronts, or moves you to another point of view. No reading from books here…TEXT TALKS will enlighten, engage and radicalize your perspective on issues that can change your life.
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