BOOK LAUNCH: Harriet Tubman: Freedom Fighter by Nadia L. Hohn
Tuesday January 22 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Nadia Hohn is a writer of colourful realism in non-fiction, middle-grade, picture book, young adult, and book reviews about Carnivals, music, media, diversity, and make-believe.
This book covers some of the amazing aspects of Tubman's life: She led 13 escapes—all successful and at great personal risk—between 1850 and 1860. This book also covers some of the lesser-known amazing aspects of her life: During the Civil War, Harriet Tubman enlisted African American men to be soldiers. She served as a spy. AND she led a battle under the command of a Union Army colonel!
Beginning readers will learn about the milestones in Harriet Tubman’s life in this Level Two I Can Read biography. This biography includes a timeline and historical illustrations all about the life of this inspiring figure, as well as a rare historical photograph of her. Much mythology and conflicting lore exists about Harriet Tubman. This book was carefully vetted by noted Harriet Tubman expert Dr. Kate Larson.
Come celebrate yet another major accomplishment from Nadia L. Hohn.
BOOK LAUNCH: Treason: The Case Against Tyrants and Renegades
Saturday January 26 | 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Miguna Miguna's explosive book "chronicles his involvement in events that preceded the August 8, 2017 gemeral election in Kenya. It includes his account of his two abductions and forced exile..."
Thursday February 07 @ 06:00PM - Thursday December 05 @ 10:00PM
Peace, Love and Unity, RISE Edutainment brings you a weekly dose of artivism, self-expression, and healing every First Thursday of each month!!
BOOK LAUNCH: They Call Me George: The Untold Story of Black Train Porters and The Birth of Modern Canada
Thursday February 07 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Cecil Foster is a leading author, academic, journalist and public intellectual. His work speaks about the challenges that Black people have encountered historically in Canada in their efforts to achieve respect and recognition for their contribution to what is now a multicultural Canada. He highlights their fight for social justice and human dignity. In particular, Foster addresses the issues of immigration in his critical discussions on who is a Canadian in the ever-evolving social narrative toward a genuine multicultural Canada.
Join us for an evening of History and enlightenment.
BOOK LAUNCH AND LECTURE: Pan-Africanism: A History by Dr. Hakim Adi
Friday February 15 | 7:30PM - 9:30PM
A Different Booklist, along with The University of Toronto; Departments of African Studies, History, and the Women and Gender Institute presents a Book Launch and Lecture with Dr. Hakim Adi.
A prominent public intellectual, Dr. Adi is the founder of the History Matters initiative, a group of black historians and teachers who work to increase representation of students and teachers of African and Caribbean heritage within the discipline of history in the United Kingdom. History Matters established the Young Historians Project, a non-profit organization that trains young people, aged 16-25 in historical research methods.