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Save The Date for the Couch Conversations: Discussing What Matters

January 23, 2020

Join us at 5:45PM on January 23rd at One Marina Park Drive, Boston for the next couch conversation: The Art of Survival: Black Perseverance Through the Ages featuring Jabari Asim, Author, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing at Emerson College.

An accomplished poet, playwright, and writer, Jabari Asim has been described as one of the most influential African American literary critics of his generation. Asim has served as the editor-in-chief of Crisis magazine—the NAACP’s flagship journal of politics, culture, and ideas— and as an editor at The Washington Post, where he wrote a syndicated column on politics, popular culture, and social issues. His writing has appeared in Essence, Salon, the Los Angeles Times, the Village Voice, the Hungry Mind Review, Emerge, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Creative Arts and is the author of six books for adults and nine books for children. His most recent works are We Can’t Breathe, A Child’s Introduction to African American History, and Brother Nat.

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