IN-PERSON Solomon Jones | Ten Lives, Ten Demands: Life and Death Stories, and a Black Activist’s Blueprint for Racial Justice

Wed, January 19, 2022 7:30 P.M.
Cost: FREE



An award-winning Philadelphia Daily News columnist and morning host for 900 am WURD radio in Philadelphia, Solomon Jones is the author of the Essence bestselling novel The Bridge, as well as the critically acclaimed books Pipe DreamRide or DiePayback, and The Dead Man’s Wife. He is also a blogger and frequent on-air commentator for NPR-affiliate WHYY and is the founder of Words on the Street Literacy Program and the Rally for Justice Coalition. Jones previously taught creative writing at Temple University, worked as a columnist for the Philadelphia Weekly, and served on the boards of several committees to end homelessness. Presented through the profound stories of ten contemporary victims of criminal justice racism, his new book presents an actionable guide for social justice advocates to reform racist institutions and policies.

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Books will be available for purchase at the library on event night.
A book signing will follow the presentation.
Books provided by Uncle Bobbie's Coffee and Books

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103