TELL ME YOUR NAMES AND I WILL TESTIFY virtual event with Hamline University and Carolyn Holbrook

Carolyn Holbrook will host a virtual event with Hamline University on Thursday, October 29 for a reading and discussion of her new book, TELL ME YOUR NAMES AND I WILL TESTIFY.
When Oct 29, 2020
from 19:00 PM to 20:00 PM
Where Virtual (more info below)
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The compassionate and redemptive story of a prominent Black woman in the Twin Cities literary community
 Carolyn Holbrook will host a virtual event with Hamline University on Thursday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. for a reading and discussion of her new book, Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify: Essays. She will be joined by two of her former students, Sherrie Fernandez-Williams and Sophia Patane, who will open the event with short readings. Carolyn will give a reading, and then she will join two of her colleagues, Sheila O'Connor and Veena Deo, for a discussion. Please visit Hamline University's Facebook page on the day of the event to join the Facebook Live event.

Once a pregnant sixteen-year-old incarcerated in the Minnesota juvenile justice system, now a celebrated writer, arts activist, and teacher, Carolyn Holbrook has heeded the call to tell the story of her life. In a memoir woven of moments of reckoning, she summons stories born of silence, stories held inside, untold stories stifled by pain or prejudice or ignorance. 

"The memoir of Twin Cities writer Carolyn Holbrook is one of fortitude and resilience. . . . During a time when this country seems to be in the midst of a historic reckoning, Holbrook’s story should be read as more than a memoir. She sets out to personalize and underscore the resilience that goes into surviving and thriving without resources." —Star Tribune

"Carolyn Holbrook’s remarkable book testifies to the power of the arts to heal her own life traumas, both historical and more recent. We see and hear her learn to speak up, and to claim space, in a world designed to keep silent or remove people like her." —Resmaa Menakem, author of My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies

"Carolyn Holbrook is steadfast in her work to break free of constrictions that harm one’s spirit, knowing them to be racially, economically, and culturally imposed. Honest and perceptive stories of her experiences illuminate how her basic acts to create, over and over again, make for a life whose purpose and meaning resonate with her readers." —Cindy Gehrig, retired president, Jerome Foundation