The eight regional bookseller associations are working together this fall to present a special trade show season opening keynote event with the Reverend Al Sharpton. Independent booksellers are invited to join in on Tuesday, September 15, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET as Sharpton presents his book Rise Up: Confronting a Country at the Crossroads (Hanover Square Press, September 29).
Sharpton is the host of MSNBC’s PoliticsNation and the founder and president of the National Action Network (NAN), one of the leading civil rights organizations in the world. With more than 40 years of experience as a community leader, politician, minister, and advocate, Sharpton is one of America’s most-renowned civil rights leaders.
Sharpton also hosts the nationally syndicated radio show, Keepin’ It Real, which broadcasts in 40 markets five days a week. In Rise Up, Sharpton revisits the highlights of the Obama administration, the 2016 election, Trump’s subsequent hold on the GOP, and his interactions and relationships with other key players in politics and activism. He also amplifies the new voices and movements that have emerged in response to the Trump presidency.
Rev. Sharpton will be in conversation with Ramunda Lark Young of MahoganyBooks in Washington, D.C., and will take questions from attendees. This virtual event will be held via Zoom, and access will be limited to association member booksellers only.
Booksellers may register for free now. Approved registered attendees will receive a Zoom link prior to the event.