The East Side Freedom Library invites you to an interactive presentation:
Turning Points: Discovering Meaning and Passion in Turbulent Times
Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated while planning a Poor People’s March in Memphis, Tennessee. This was a pivotal event in a turbulent year of fallen leaders, war abroad, political upheaval and historic social change that would mark a major turning point for our country that continues to resonate to this day. The Loft Peace and Social Justice Writer’s Group is commemorating the significance of these events by sharing stories from their new book: Turning Points: Discovering Meaning and Passion in Turbulent Times. They have been touring the Twin Cities talking about how turning points in their lives over the past half century led them to a passion for changing the world through writing and activism and how those lessons can be applied to today’s challenging times.
Please join us on April 14, at 1 p.m. for an inspiring and entertaining public event at the East Side Freedom Library. It will feature readings by eight Turning Points authors, live and recorded music, refreshments, and an opportunity for audience members to share their turning point stories. Featured readers will include Clem Nagel, whose essay “You Had to Have Been There” describes walking with Martin Luther King on his 1963 March on Washington, and Rose McGee, author, storyteller and creator of the award-winning Sweet Potato Comfort Pie, which has become a source of healing in troubled cities like Ferguson, Missouri and Charleston, South Carolina.
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 1-4pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street
Free and open to all
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