STILL TRUE | A Busboys and Poets Books Presentation

STILL TRUE | A Busboys and Poets Books Presentation

Date and Time

Apr 9, 2024 6:00 pm

Location

Brookland

625 Monroe St NE, Washington, District of Columbia, 20017

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“[Still True] is a vibrantly, herstorical, rageful ritual of essays. Each ritual a gift “…for Black people to come together in the privacy of our own communities to laugh, and cry, to dance and love and enjoy. “It will be difficult for readers to choose their favorite experiential track from Jackson’s mixtape of essays but it won’t be hard for readers to perform each ritual, hands holding hearts first, and profusely nodding along.”

- Anastacia-Renee


Through this collection of essays, author and activist Reagan Jackson, chronicles her journey into the world of journalism. Art, cinema, social justice, feminism, Black reparations, health & reproductive rights, dance, education—while Jackson’s subjects range far and wide, her writing brings an intimacy & immediacy to all.

Reagan Jackson is joining us on the Busboys stage, with journalist Barrington Salmon, to share her experiences investigating topics essential to our society, cultures, and collective futures. Copies of the book will be available for purchase during and after the event, and Jackson will be signing following the program.

This event is free and open to all. Our program begins at 6:00 pm, and will be followed by an audience Q&A. Copies of STILL TRUE will be available for purchase before and after the event. Please note that this event is in person and will not be livestreamed.

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Reagan Jackson is an interdisciplinary creative. She breathes deeply into the world then exhales writing, art, dolls, youth programs, prayers, songs, and incredible meals. Writing and travel are her first loves, but she also identifies as an organizer and international educator with an abiding love of justice, spirituality, hanging out with teenagers and creating community. Reagan is passionate about providing young people with the opportunity to experience something new. To that end she has taken over two hundred youth abroad to Japan, Guatemala, and Mexico respectively. She is an award winning journalist. Her other published works include three collections of poetry: God, Hair, Love, and America, Love and Guatemala, and Summoning Unicorns, two children’s book Coco LaSwish A Fish From A Different Rainbow and Coco LaSwish: When Rainbows Go Blue and Still Here: The Evolution of an Unexpected Journalist (Hinton Publishing 2024). Check out her podcast at: http://thedeependfriends.libsyn.com/LaSwish:When Rainbows

Barrington Salmon is a journalist and communications professional who has been writing for newspapers and involved in various aspects of Public Relations in the United States, Ethiopia, the US Virgin Islands and elsewhere for more than 25 years. He regards one of the highlights of his writing and Public Relations career to have served as the speechwriter for Washington, DC Mayor Marion Barry for about three years.Barrington can be heard discussing Black issues as a guest on different radio programs and he and his wife Mimi host the Speak Freely with Barrington Salmon podcast. Among the publications Barrington freelances for are The Final Call, The Washington Informer, NNPA/Black Press USA, Black Men in America and Trice Edney Newswire. He has a portfolio of more than 14,000 stories writing for publications and news outlets including ACUMEN Magazine, Voice of America, BET.com, The Washington Times, Tallahassee Magazine, Convergence and Diverse Issues in Education. Barrington is a husband, father and an ordained Traditional African Priest in the Akan Akom Tradition. His website is BarringtonSalmonWrites.com and he can also be found on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms.

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