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Join Solomon Jones and WURD Radio for a live event for his new book, "Ten Lives, Ten Demands: Life-and-Death Stories, and a Black Activist’s Blueprint for Racial Justice"

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Begin January 19, 2022 H 7:30 pm
End January 19, 2022 H 8:00 pm
Location Parkway Central Library
Address 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia
Join Solomon Jones and WURD Radio for a live event for his new book, “Ten Lives, Ten Demands: Life-and-Death Stories, and a Black Activist’s Blueprint for Racial Justice.”

Wed, January 19, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway
Click here to register for this free event
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About the Book
In “Ten Lives, Ten Demands,” Jones tells the stories of real people whose lives and deaths pushed the Black Lives Matter movement forward. He explains how each act of violence was incited by specific instances of structural racism, and details concrete and actionable strategies to address crimes committed by our “justice” system.
These stories and strategies are a critical resource for social justice activists looking to further their anti-racist education. These 10 demands form an actionable plan that is necessary to repair our racist past, change the racist present, and bring justice to the future.
Click here to pre-order the book.

About the Author

An award-winning Philadelphia Daily News columnist and morning host for 900 am WURD radio in Philadelphia, Solomon Jones is the author of the Essence bestselling novel The Bridge, as well as the critically acclaimed books Pipe Dream, Ride or Die, Payback, and The Dead Man’s Wife. He is also a blogger and frequent on-air commentator for NPR-affiliate WHYY and is the founder of Words on the Street Literacy Program and the Rally for Justice Coalition. Jones previously taught creative writing at Temple University, worked as a columnist for the Philadelphia Weekly, and served on the boards of several committees to end homelessness.
Presented through the profound stories of ten contemporary victims of criminal justice racism, his new book presents an actionable guide for social justice advocates to reform racist institutions and policies.
About the Event
Masks are required at all times while in the building. Due to the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and local health and safety regulations, please visit our website before all events to get the latest information on vaccine and masking guidance. Books will be available for purchase at the library on event night. A book signing will follow the presentation. Books provided by Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee and Books.
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