Alumna Moderates 'Abolitionist's Handbook' Event

(From left): Cullors, Davis and Patrick

Northern Michigan University alumna Skye Patrick (‘96 BFA), director of the Los Angeles County Library, will moderate a conversation featuring An Abolitionist's Handbook author Patrisse Cullors and political activist and scholar Angela Davis. The virtual event, hosted by the California African American Museum, is scheduled for 10 p.m. EST Thursday, Jan. 27.

Patrick was appointed LA County Library Director in early 2016 and was named the 2019 Librarian of the Year by the national publication, Library Journal.. She was previously Broward County Library's Director and held leadership roles at Queens Public Library in New York and San Francisco Public Library.

According to her bio on the LA County Library website, Patrick's mission is to break down barriers and increase access for all. She is also diligent about making services available beyond library walls. Read about her related initiatives here.

In An Abolitionist's Handbook, Cullors charts a framework for how everyday activists can effectively fight for an abolitionist present and future. It is filled with pedagogy on the history of abolition, a reimagining of what reparations look like for Black lives and real-life anecdotes. The book offers a bold and humanistic approach to how to be a modern-day abolitionist.

Cullors will discuss her latest work with Davis in a program presented in partnership with LA County Library as part of their Trailblazers in Conversation series. RSVP for the online event here.

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Kristi Evans
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