It’s 2017. Usually the new year makes me feel excited about new beginnings, but alas, given our current political climate, I have to say the dawn of this new day has me shaking in fear. Still, I will continue to write and create and share my thoughts because that is what writers do. As a matter of fact, this writer is going to be using her words to resist and fight back in a number of ways in 2017. To begin, I will be participating in National #WritersResist day on January 15, 2017.
A nationwide event, here’s what’s going down: “On January 15, 2017, writers across the United States and in Europe will come together in the spirit of compassion, equality, free speech, and the fundamental ideals of democracy for Writers Resist: Louder Together for Free Expression, a major literary protest to defend and protect free expression at a time when it’s dangerously under threat.”
I will be participating in the Writers Resist Philadelphia Event at the National Museum of American Jewish History. The event is free and open to the public, so if you’re in the area, please stop by. For more information, check out the Facebook page.
Then, one day later, on Monday, January 16, I’ll be hopping on a train and heading north to participate in a MLK Day event in White Plains, New York. I will be giving a Same Family, Different Colors talk and book signing as part of the MLK Day Bookfair. A percentage of all purchases made that day will go to support the Westchester Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute for Nonviolence and its Freedom Library. For more information about the signing, please visit the White Plains Barnes and Noble website.
That’s what I have going on right now, but please check back frequently for updates on my schedule.
And may your 2017 be filled with activism and good writing!