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AFT Book Club: A Conversation with Edwidge Danticat
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April 14, 2024 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT

AFT Book Club: A Conversation with Edwidge Danticat

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About This Webinar

Join us for our April AFT Book Club session featuring AFT President Randi Weingarten and renowned author Edwidge Danticat, discussing Danticat's memoir Brother, I'm Dying.

Engage with Weingarten and Danticat as they explore themes that delve into the complexities of family, identity, immigration and political turmoil, framed within a deeply personal narrative.

Brother, I'm Dying is not only a tribute to Danticat's family and heritage but also a profound exploration of the themes that touch on universal human experiences. Through her intimate and evocative storytelling, Danticat offers insights into the intricacies of life, loss and the enduring power of familial bonds.

Learn more about the AFT Book Club: https://bit.ly/aftbookclub

Enter now for a chance to win 1 of 50 copies of Edwidge Danticat’s book, Brother, I'm Dying. This AFT Book Club sweepstakes is open until April 23, 2024. Good luck!

Speakers

DanticatEdwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat (Haitian Creole pronunciation: [ɛdwidʒ dãtika]; born January 19, 1969) is a Haitian-American novelist and short story writer. Her first novel, Breath, Eyes, Memory, was published in 1994 and went on to become an Oprah's Book Club selection. Danticat has since written or edited several books and has been the recipient of many awards and honors. As of the fall of 2023, she will be the Wun Tsun Tam Mellon Professor of the Humanities in the department of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Columbia University.

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RANDI WEINGARTEN is president of the 1.7 million-member AFT, AFL-CIO, which represents teachers; paraprofessionals and school-related personnel; higher education faculty and staff; nurses and other healthcare professionals; local, state and federal government employees; and early childhood educators. The AFT champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for students, their families and communities. The AFT and its members advance these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through members’ work.

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