Join us for an intimate conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of Between The World and Me
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
NAACP Legal Defense Fund-40 Rector Street, New York, NY
Reception Tickets: $250 General Admission: $100
“This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.”
-Ta-Nehisi Coates “Between The World And Me”
PRIVATE RECEPTION TICKET ($250)
Purchase a private reception ticket at $250. This reception will be hosted from 6:30pm-7:15pm prior to the general event. Limited number of tickets available.
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET ($100)
Purchase a ticket to an intimate conversation with author of Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates. This conversation will begin promptly at 7:30pm.
About The Author
Ta-Nehisi Coates is one of the most original and perceptive black voices today—“the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (New York Observer). Coates is the author, most recently, of Between the World and Me, the #1 New York Times bestseller that “will be hailed as a classic of our time” (Publishers Weekly) and which Toni Morrison calls “required reading.” Between the World and Me is written by Ta-Nehisi Coates in the form of a letter to his teenage son, Samori. In 160 pages, it moves from Baltimore to Howard University to New York City to Paris, France, addressing what it means to be black in America. Slate calls it, “a book destined to remain on store shelves, bedside tables, and high school and college syllabi long after its author or any of us have left this Earth.” It won the National Book Award, was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, and won the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. An Atlantic National Correspondent, Coates has written many influential articles, including “The Case for Reparations,” which reignited the long-dormant conversation of how to repay African-Americans for a system of institutional racism that’s robbed them of wealth and success for generations. He is the winner of a 2015 MacArthur Fellowship, and was named of one TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People.