WHO & WHAT: An IRL EVENT with writer, researcher, and cultural critic, Tanisha C. Ford as we celebrate her newest contribution to the archives of Black History, Our Secret Society: Mollie Moon and the Glamour, Money, and Power Behind the Civil Rights Movement. She will be joined media maker, educator, writer and thought leader, Darnell L. Moore.
WHEN: Thursday, November 9, 2023 @ 7pm PST (doors @ 6:30pm)
WHERE: In-Person at Rep Club in Los Angeles (3054 S. Victoria Ave LA, CA 90016)
HEALTH & SAFETY: For your safety, we ask that you please wear a face covering while indoors for our events.
HOW: Reserve an IRL ticket from the drop down below:
• IRL TICKET W/ SIGNED BOOK: This ticket guarantees a seat including a SIGNED book copy available for pick up at the event. Select 'Local Pickup' at checkout to waive shipping.
• FREE *RSVP*: IRL Event entry based on capacity. Limited Signed copies will be available for purchase during the event. Due to our limited capacity, please only RSVP if you plan to attend.
• SIGNED BOOK ONLY: Can't make it IRL but want a signed copy? We'll ship it to you after the event!
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Tanisha C. Ford is a cultural critic and star academic. A professor of history at The Graduate Center, CUNY, she has written for the New York Times, the Atlantic, Time, the Root, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and featured on NPR, among other places. In 2019, she was named to the Root’s list of the 100 Most influential African Americans. Ford is the author of Dressed in Dreams, Kwame Brathwaite: Black is Beautiful, and Liberated Threads, which won the 2016 Organization of American Historians’ Liberty Legacy Foundation Award for best book on civil rights history. She lives in Harlem. For more information visit: www.tanishacford.com. Follow her on social media: @SoulistaPhD
Darnell L. Moore is a media maker, educator, writer and thought leader whose work on marginal identity, equity, and social justice has enabled him to be in community with those creating impact in the U.S. and abroad over the past two decades. He is currently Vice President of Inclusion Strategy for Content and Marketing at Netflix and was the former Head of Strategy and Programs at Breakthrough US, a global socially innovative creative hub that uses media, art, and tech to shift gender norms. A prolific writer, Darnell has been published in various media outlets including the New York Times, Vanity Fair, MSNBC, The Guardian, Quartz, Playboy, Huffington Post, EBONY, The Root, The Advocate, OUT Magazine, Gawker, VICE, Guernica, Thought Catalog, Good Men Project and others, as well as numerous academic journals including QED: A Journal in GLBTQ World Making, Women Studies Quarterly, Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media & Technology, Transforming Anthropology, Black Theology: An International Journal, and Harvard Journal of African American Policy, among others. Darnell is the author of the 2019 Lambda Literary Award nominated memoir, No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black & Free in America, which was listed as a 2018 NYT Notable Book and a 2018 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick.