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Left Bank Books welcomes renowned activist and speaker Tamika D. Mallory, who will discuss her new book, State of Emergency: How We Win in the Country We Built, on May 26 at 6pm CT/7pm ET in a private online event. Mallory will participate in a virtual event and conversation with Circuit Attorney for the City of St. Louis Kimberly M. Gardner, Damon Lindelof, & D.J. 'Shangela' Pierce. The conversation will be moderated by President and Founder of The Arc of Justice & host of The Justice Clapback's Elder Kirsten John Foy. This is an exclusive event that requires a ticket purchase that includes a copy of State of Emergency and a $5 donation to Until Freedom from Left Bank Books for admission. The first 150 tickets will include a signed copy of State of Emergency! Social justice leader Tamika D. Mallory states her case for action in State of Emergency: How We Win in the Country We Built, a searing indictment of America's historical, deadly, and continuing assault on Black and brown lives. Drawn from a lifetime of frontline culture-shifting advocacy, organizing, and fighting for equal justice, State of Emergency makes Mallory's demand for change and shares the keys to effective activism both for those new to and long-committed to the defense of Black lives. Forward-looking, steeped in history, and rich with stories from life on the margins of American life, State of Emergency is a revelatory examination of the challenges we face, of the forces we must overcome, and a blueprint for all who maintain hope for social equity and a better tomorrow. Tamika D. Mallory is a trailblazing social justice leader, movement strategist, globally recognized civil rights activist, co-founder Until Freedom and the historic Women’s March, and author of State of Emergency. She served as the youngest ever Executive Director of the National Action Network. Her speech in the wake of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN--entitled "State of Emergency"--was dubbed “the speech of a gen
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