Panel: Race in America and the Lead-Up to the 2020 Election (Corte Madera Store)

Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 5:00pm

Join us for this special event featuring a carefully curated and diverse panel of Bay Area writers and agents of change. Moderated by journalist and Book Passage host Paula Farmer, they’ll be tackling this vital topic and how it may impact the next presidential election. Presented with MarinArts


Brian Copeland
An award-winning actor, comedian, author, playwright, TV and radio talk show host. His bestselling memoir, Not a Genuine Black Man: My Life as an Outsider, reveals a little-known chapter of Bay Area history, and was the 2009 pick for Silicon Valley Reads. Earlier this year, Brian and his fellow actor, Charlie Varon, took on Trump and politics in their play, The Great American S*** Show.

Aya de Leon
The director of the Poetry for the People program, and a teacher of creative writing at UC Berkeley. Kensington Books publishes her award-winning feminist heist/romance series, Justice Hustlers, including Uptown Thief, The Boss, and Side Chick Nation (2019) which was the first novel published about Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Since 2013 Aya has been consistently blogging on race, class, gender, culture, and social justice politics.

Mimi Lok
The author of the story collection Last of Her Name, published October 2019 by Kaya Press, of which the title story was a finalist for the 2018 Katherine Anne Porter Fiction Prize. She is currently working on a novel. Mimi is also the executive director, cofounder, and editor of Voice of Witness, an award-winning human rights/oral history nonprofit that amplifies marginalized voices through a book series and a national education program.

Ian Haney Lopez
A law professor and commentator on coded racism in American politics. His most recent book is Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America.

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Not A Genuine Black Man Cover Image
ISBN: 9781518808289
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - October 30th, 2015

Last of Her Name Cover Image
ISBN: 9781885030610
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Published: Kaya Press - October 22nd, 2019

Winner of the 2020 PEN America Literary Award for Debut Short Story Collection, Mimi Lok's Last of Her Name narrates the interconnected lives of diasporic women from '80s UK suburbia to WWII Hong Kong and contemporary California

Mimi Lok's Last of Her Name is an eye-opening story collection about the intimate, interconnected lives of diasporic women and the histories they are born

Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America Cover Image
ISBN: 9781620975640
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Published: New Press - October 1st, 2019

From the acclaimed author of Dog Whistle Politics, an essential road map to neutralizing the role of racism as a divide-and-conquer political weapon and to building a broad multiracial progressive future

"Ian Haney L pez has broken the code on the racial politics of the last fifty years."--Bill Moyers

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ISBN: 9781496715791
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Published: Dafina - June 25th, 2019

Winner of the Internation Latino Book Award

A Justice Hustlers Novel

She’s beautiful, unpredictable—and on the run from dangerous men. But this
ex-side chick is ready to risk everything to help others in trouble . . .
Fed up with her married Miami boyfriend, savvy Dulce has no problem stealing his