AUTHOR EVENT: Etan Thomas, “Fatherhood”
Hyattsville | Zinn Room | May 09,2012 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Busboys and Poets, Teaching for Change, and Art Under Pressure warmly welcome Etan Thomas, beloved NBA player, poet, youth advocate, and devoted dad, to sign and discuss his new book, Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge. The book will be available for purchase at the Art Under Pressure store in Hyattsville. This event is free and open to all.

*PERFORMERS: Pages Matam (2010 DC Grand Slam Champion)| Quadir Lateef ("Rebel Music" feat. T.I. and Jim Jones)

*PANEL DISCUSSION: Moderated by sportscaster Lou Holder

... In conversation with: Etan Thomas | Laron Profit (former Washington Wizard, ESPN 980) | Roger Mason Jr. (Washington Wizard) | Ken Harvey (former Washington Redskin) | Jeff Green (Boston Celtics) | Michael Walton (Olympic Sprinter)

*FATHERHOOD SYNOPSIS
In Fatherhood, Etan Thomas speaks from his heart on what matters most in his life—being there for his children. As a highly respected player with the NBA and a leading participant in President Obama’s Fatherhood Initiative, Etan has reached out to young men (often young fathers) in the juvenile detention system and in local communities. He knows firsthand the difference having a father in your life every day can make—and as a father of three, Etan walks the talk in his own life.
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