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The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy's Journey into Manhood
Date Tuesday January 26
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
First Congregational Church of Oakland
2501 Harrison St
Oakland, CA 94612
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorFirst Congregational Church of Oakland
"As a charismatic speaker, leader, and very good writer, Kevin Powell has the courage...to be fully human, and this will bring the deepest revolution of all." - Gloria Steinem

"Poignant and transformative. This story of Black male life in our patriarchal culture, from boyhood to manhood, is raw and passionate. It offers a true and honest portrait of all that Black males endure to survive and, more importantly, to cope with trauma, and to heal and thrive. It should be read by everyone who claims to care about the fate of Black males in America." - bell hooks

"This dynamic memoir takes us through a personal journey of pain, growth, triumph,
defeat, and finally reclamations of his gifts and importance in U.S. letters. Using his
journalist's keen eye, he also recalls key events and people over the past 40 years
in American culture, music, and politics; the birth of Hip Hop, poetry slams, the life and
death of Tupac Shakur, Los Angeles' rebellion after the acquittal of police in Rodney
King's beating, the rise of Barack Obama, and more... "
N Luis Rodriguez, Los Angeles Poet Laureate

Kevin Powell is the author or editor of eleven previous books. He has written for The Huffington Post, Esquire, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post and others. He is president and co-founder of BK Nation, an American organization focused on civil rights, human rights, education, ending violence against women and girls, health and wellness, and equal opportunities for all people.

Presented by KPFA Radio 94.1FM & Marcus Books

Hosted by Davey D, the Host of Hard Knock Radio (airing on KPFA 94.1fm weekdays at 4pm) and Adjunct Professor, Afrostudies Dept, S.F.State University.

advance tickets: $12: T: 800-838-3006 or Books, Inc, Marcus Books, Pegasus (3 sites), Moe's, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway's S.F. - Modern Times. $15 door, KPFA benefit http://www.kpfa.org/events

$12 advance, $15 door.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Dec 16th, 2015 11:23 PM
§"Kevin Powell's Education"
by Bob Baldock (bob [at] kpfa.org) Saturday Dec 19th, 2015 11:31 AM
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First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison Street, Oakland, CA

The eloquent lead voice of hip-hop politics confides his personal life. “As a charismatic speaker, leader, and very good writer, Kevin Powell has the courage...to be fully human, and this will bring the deepest revolution of all.” — Gloria Steinem “Poignant and transformative. This story of Black male life in our patriarchal culture, from boyhood to manhood, is raw and passionate. It offers a true and honest portrait of all that Black males endure to survive and, more importantly, to cope with trauma, and to heal and thrive. It should be read by everyone who claims to care about the fate of Black males in America.” — bell hooks Kevin Powell is the author or editor of eleven previous books. He has written for The Huffington Post, Esquire, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post and others. He is president and co-founder of BK Nation, an American organization focused on civil rights, human rights, education, ending violence against women and girls, health and wellness, and equal opportunities for all people.

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