Saturday, January 30, 2010

Tentative Speaker for Annual DiversiTea!

The Illinois Library Association's annual conference will return to Navy Pier for September of 2010. We have a tentative speaker for the Annual DiversiTea! event.

September 29, 2010
3:00-4:30 p.m.

DiversiTEA! Diversity “Out Loud” In Libraries & Annual Tea Pot Raffle benefiting the Sylvia Murphy Williams’ Scholarship Fund

Over delectable chocolates, seasonal fruits, coffee and tea, Haki Madhubuti, founder of Third World Press, poet, publisher, editor and educator, speaks out loud. Dr. Madhubuti has been a pivotal figure in the development of a strong Black literary tradition, emerging from the Civil Rights and Black Arts era of the 60s and continuing to the present. Over the years, he has published more than 28 books (some under his former name, Don L. Lee) and he is one of the world's best-selling authors of poetry and non-fiction. His works includes Black Men: Obsolete, Single, Dangerous?: The African American Family in Transition (1990), Don't Cry, Scream! (1969), GroundWork: New and Selected Poems 1966-1996 (1996), HeartLove: Wedding and Love Poems (1998), Tough Notes: A Healing Call For Creating Exceptional Black Men (2002), and Run Toward Fear (2004). His latest release is YellowBlack: The First Twenty One Years of a Poet's Life (2006).

Moderator: Vandella Brown, Illinois State Library

Sponsor: ILA Cultural and Racial Diversity Committee

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