BOOK EVENT: The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery
Hosted by ARISE DETROIT
3 p.m. Saturday, February 3
Spiral Collective, 4201 Cass Avenue; Detroit 

Enjoy a reading and signing of “The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery,” a powerful collection of essays that offer a chorus of evidence that the burden is real. A panel of contributors to the book will share their thoughts on the issue and discuss how our nation can move forward. Panelists will include award-winning Detroit newspaper columnist Rochelle Riley, the book’s editor; Carolyn Edgar, writer; and Tamara Winfrey-Harris, social commentator and author of the award-winning book, “The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America.”

Buy the book: http://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/burden

BOOK EVENT: The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery
6:30 p.m., Feb. 23, 2018
Center for Black Literature & Culture ~ Indianapolis Central Library – Downtown Indianapolis

Adults are invited for a discussion of the book, “The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery,” a powerful collection of essays that offer a chorus of evidence that the burden is real. A panel of contributors to the book will share their thoughts on the issue and discuss how our nation can move forward. Panelists will include award-winning Detroit newspaper columnist Rochelle Riley, the book’s editor; A’Lelia Bundles, author of the book, “All About Madame C.J. Walker;” and Tamara Winfrey-Harris, social commentator and author of the award-winning book, “The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America.”

Buy the book: http://www.wsupress.wayne.edu/books/detail/burden

More: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-rochelle-riley-center-for-black-literature-culture-registration-42056117981

MODERATED DISCUSSION: Black Hoosiers: Untold Tales
7 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
Lilly Theatre at Conner Prairie –  Fishers, Ind.
Tickets: $6 for public, $5 for museum members. Purchase prior to shows or at connerprairie.org

Join Tamara for an evening of several theatre performances, including the play “Rhodes Family Incident” and three 10-minute monologues about historic African-Americans. The performances will be followed by a conversation, facilitated by Tamara, lasting 20-30 minutes.

ABOUT ‘RHODES FAMILY INCIDENT’
This 30-minute play, written by Crystal V. Rhodes and in collaboration with Asante Children’s Theater, tells the story of two contemporary college students who grew up in Westfield, Ind., and discover a historical racial incident that challenges their notions of identity and their hometown. The play was inspired by research into African-American history in Hamilton County.

MONOLOUGES TO FEATURE HISTORIC FIGURES
Lillian Thomas Fox (1866–1917)
Lillian Thomas Fox was an journalist and clubwoman active in Progressive Era Indianapolis. She rose to prominence in the 1880s and 1890s as a civic leader and writer for the Indianapolis Freeman, a leading national black newspaper at the time, and the later joined the Indianapolis News as Indiana’s first black columnist for a white newspaper.

Dr. Martin Jenkins (1904-1978)
Dr. Martin Jenkins was born in Terra Haute, Ind., and became an academic, whose pioneering work “A Socio-Psychological Study of Negro Children of Superior Intelligence,” was among the first to focus on black children of superior intelligence. Jenkins researched black children of “superior intelligence” in grades 3-8 living in Chicago. Jenkins findings contradicted prevailing intelligence research that suggested that black children of high intelligences were rare.

Willa Brown (1906-1992)
Willa Brown graduated from Wiley High School in Terra Haute, Ind. After earning a master’s degree and teaching in Gary, Ind., Brown moved to Chicago and became the first African-American woman to earn a pilot’s license (1938) and a commercial license (1939). She co-founded the Cornelius Coffey School of Aeronautics, the first black-owned and operated private flight training academy in the U.S. By 1941, hundreds of men and women had trained under Brown, including many men who later became members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen.

More: http://www.connerprairie.org/things-to-do/events/plays/black-hoosiers-untold-tales

 2018 Meet the Artists Celebration
January 30 – April 1
Center for Black Literature & Culture ~ Indianapolis Central Library – Downtown Indianapolis
Gala Reception
5:30 – 10 p.m., Saturday, February 10

One of Indianapolis’ premier cultural events will showcase the accomplishments of 11 prominent African-American artists when The Indianapolis Public Library’s Meet the Artists exhibit celebrates its 30th anniversary with works on display. Tamara will be one of the featured authors at the gala reception, where she will sell and sign copies of The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America.

More: http://www.indypl.org/arts/mta/2018/

PAST EVENTS

2017

SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
at Indianapolis Museum of Art
The Toby, 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN

Friday, June 9
Don’t Sleep Storyteller Series
Muleah Solange Books,
Indianapolis, IN

Thursday, June 8
Souls of Black Folks III: The Sisters are Alright
Painted Bride Art Center
Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, March 11
Turn The Page Book Club Anniversary Event
Richmond, VA

2016

Saturday, January 16
Noon
“Launching New Dimensions of Service & Celebrating 108 Years of Sisterhood,” Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Metropolitan Detroit and Ann Arbor chapters Joint Founders’ Day Luncheon
Detroit Marriott Hotel Renaissance Ballroom
Detroit, MI

Wednesday, March 2
7 PM
Purdue University
Stewart Center, Room 302
West Lafayette, IN

Saturday, April 2
7 PM
Ohio Wesleyan
Delaware, MI

Thursday, April 7
6:30 PM
38th African American Heritage Festival
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Saturday, April 23
Noon
National Leadership & Diversity Conference
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ

Wednesday, September 28
Noon and 6 PM
Princeton University
Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding
Princeton, NJ

Tuesday, October 11
5 PM
University of Wisconsin
Women’s Center
Oshkosh, WI

2015

Saturday, July 11
CreativExchange
9 AM – 4 PM
Studio B
613 N. East St., Indianapolis

Monday, July 13
To Kill a Mockingbird Read-a-thon
6 – 6 PM (reading goes on all day)
Barnes & Noble
Stony Creek Marketplace
17090 Mercantile Blvd., Noblesville, IN

Saturday, July 18
Indiana Black Expo
2 PM – 4 PM
Author and Artists Cafe
Indiana Convention Center
100 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis.

Saturday, July 25
Book Reading and Signing
noon to 2 PM
Indy Reads Books
911 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis

Tuesday, July 28
Writers LIVE series: Reading and Signing (Hear Audio)
6:30 PM
Enoch Pratt Free Library – Edgar Allen Poe Room
400 Cathedral St.; Baltimore

Wednesday, July 29
Author Talk
6:30 PM
Busboys & Poets
14th & V, 2021 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Sunday, August 9
#theexchange
11 AM to 3 PM
Exittheapple Art Space
2334 Guilford Ave; Baltimore

Monday, August 10
Reading and Discussion
6 PM
Art Sanctuary
628 S. 16th St.; Philadelphia

Tuesday, August 11
Reading and Discussion
7 PM
Big Blue Marble Bookstore
551 Carpenter Lane; Philadelphia

Wednesday, August 12
Book Reading and Signing
7 PM
Bluestockings
172 Allen Street; New York

Wednesday, August 19
Book Reading and Signing
7:30 PM
Women and Children First
5233 N Clark St; Chicago (North)

Saturday, August 22
Ousamare Book Club (Private Event – Skype)
Book Reading and Signing
7 PM
Charis Books and More
1189 Euclid Ave NE; Atlanta

Friday, August 28
Book Reading and Signing
7 PM
Hammonds House
503 Peeples St SW; Atlanta

Tuesday, September 8
Book Lovers Book Club (Private Event – Gary, Ind.)

Thursday, September 17
Book Reading and Signing
5 PM
Castleton Village Shopping Center
6697 E 82nd St.; Indianapolis

Saturday, September 19
Illiana Bas Bleu Book Club (Private Event – Gary, Ind.)

Sunday, September 20
The Sisters Are Alright Book Club (Private Event – Detroit)

Saturday, October 10
Book Reading and Signing
2 PM
57th Street Books
1301 E. 57th St.; Chicago (South)

Friday, December 4
Presentation: “Mad Women, Rump Shakers and Bad Mamas”
6:30 PM
Ohio University, Schoonover Center 145

For literary, television, radio, or other representation, contact Tamara Winfrey-Harris directly.

Tamara is available to speak about race and gender and their intersection with pop culture, politics and current events. Customize a lecture or workshop, or bring in one of her existing presentations.