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EVENTS

Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington,

founder of the Social Justice Institute,

will be in conversation with Joan

October 19, 2021.

 

 

Upcoming 

LOVING BEFORE LOVING 

Special Event !

 

Seattle's East West Bookshop  

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 5 pm PST

With the legendary Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington

 

Topic: LOVE, Essential for Social Justice

FREE, Virtual, must register

 

 https://www.eastwestbookshop.com/products/october-19-2021-Tuesday-5-6-30pm-pdt-love-essential-for-social-justice-work-with-joan-steinau-lester-webinar

 

 

 

 

 

Past Events for

LOVING BEFORE LOVING

(many with YouTube videos) 

 

 

Imagining Justice, Heart and Soul Center of Light, Oakland, CA

May 19, 2021

http://heartsoulcenter.org/imaginingjustice

With Valerie Joi Fiddmont, co-host 

In collaboration with Book Passage, offering signed + personalized books:

https://www.bookpassage.com/book/9780299331009

 

 

 

Greenlight Books, Brooklyn, NY

May 20, 2021

With Ellery Washington, Professor of Writing, Pratt Institute, author of the forthcoming novel Buffalo


Video of the conversation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziDHuy0-F44

 

 

 

 

 

Politics and ProseWashington, D.C.

May 24, 2021

With Beverly Daniel Tatum, president emerita of Spelman College and

NY Times Best-selling author, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

 

Video of the conversation: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR-MHPPHYaM 

 

 

 

East End Books, Provincetown, Mass.

May 26, 2021

With Jewelle Gomez, award-winning author of The Gilda Stories, and Maxine Wolfe, co-founder of Act Up National Women's Committee

 

 

 

 

MoAD (Museum of the African Diaspora), San Francisco, CA

June 11. 2021

A special event in honor of Loving Day

 With Sarah Ladipo Manyika, award-winning author of Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun

 

Video of the conversation:

 https://youtu.be/j6OivSzZjs4 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alta Mesa Center for the Arts, Orinda, CA

Sunday, July 11, 4 pm PST 

With Irma Herrera, playwright, Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name? 

 

Video of the conversation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tP8MlxmyPQE 

 

Buy signed copies 

https://www.orindabooks.com/book/9780299331009

 

 

 

 

  

   Four-Eyed Frog Books

Gualala, CA

Sunday, August 22, 2-3 pm PST

In-person Reading and Book Signing

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID, SORRY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To schedule an event please email

Dr. Lester through the contact tab above.