Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Unbound: A Book Launch Series with BAM and Greenlight Bookstore
presents Darnell L. Moore, writer, activist, and a leader of the Black Lives Matter and LQBTQ movements, for the release of his memoir No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America (Nation Books). In the book, Moore traces his life from his childhood in Camden, NJ, a city scarred by uprisings and repression, to his search for intimacy in the gay neighborhoods of Philadelphia, and, finally, to the movements in Newark, Brooklyn, and Ferguson where he could fight for those who, like him, survive on society's edges.
For this unique and free event, Moore is joined by Brittney Cooper, writer and associate professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University; Kiese Laymon, writer and professor of English and creative writing at the University of Mississippi; Kierna Mayo, cultural critic and former editor-in-chief of Ebony; and Marc Lamont Hill, award-winning journalist and host of BET News. Each will have a one-on-one conversation with Moore to reflect on and contextualize the experiences shared in the book. Déon Sass will open the event with a solo dance, and DJ Just Love will provide musical interludes. The discussions will have ASL interpretation. Book signing will take place after the event and copies of the book will be available for purchase on-site with a 15% discount.