LIVESTREAM EVENT: A Conversation featuring Alvin L. Brooks & Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas

LIVESTREAM AUTHOR EVENT OVERVIEW:  Alvin L. Brooks, will be In Conversation with Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas in a LIVESTREAM Author Event about his New Hardcover Binding Us Together: A Civil Rights Activist Reflects on a Lifetime of Community and Public Service.  This LIVESTREAM Author Event is Co-Presented by Rainy Day Books & The Kansas City Public Library.

ABOUT ALVIN L. BROOKS:  Alvin L. Brooks is a former Kansas City police officer, councilman, and mayor pro-tem, as well as the founder of the community organization AdHoc Group Against Crime. His decades of civil rights, violence prevention, and criminal justice advocacy led President George H. W. Bush to appoint him to the President’s National Drug Advisory Council and Governor Jay Nixon to appoint him to the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners. Brooks has also worked as a business consultant, motivational speaker, and lecturer, conducting hundreds of seminars about cultural/racial diversity, religious tolerance, and civil rights. He recently was named the 2019 Kansas Citian of the Year by the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, and he’s a recipient of the Harry S. Truman Award for Public Service. Brooks currently lives in Kansas City among family and friends.

ABOUT QUINTON LUCAS:  Quinton Lucas, “Mayor Q,” was sworn in as the 55th mayor of Kansas City on August 1, 2019. As mayor, Quinton has prioritized making Kansas City’s neighborhoods safer, creating more accessible and affordable housing and public transportation, fostering a healthier community and improving basic services. Quinton created and chairs the City’s Special Committee on Housing Policy. Born and raised in Kansas City, Quinton has spent most of his life in the city’s urban core. As a child, he moved often and experienced homelessness, sometimes staying with family or friends, or residing in a motel. Despite these challenges, Quinton remained focused on his schoolwork, earning academic scholarships to high school, college and Cornell Law School before returning home to Kansas City. Since 2012, Quinton has been a member of the University of Kansas Law School faculty, where he served as one of the youngest tenure-track law professors in the country. He is active in the Kansas City community and volunteers extensively in area schools and organizations, including providing mentorship in local prisons. Mayor Quinton Lucas lives in the Historic 18th and Vine Jazz District, which he previously represented on the City Council.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  In Binding Us Together, Alvin Brooks, Kansas City’s most beloved civil rights activist and public servant, shares a lifetime of stories that are heartfelt, funny, tragic, and inextricably linked to our nation’s past and present. Few people have faced adversity like Alvin Brooks. He was born into an impoverished family, nearly lost his adoptive father to the justice system of the South, and narrowly survived a health crisis in infancy. All the while, he was learning how to navigate living in a racist society. Yet by rising to these challenges, Brooks turned into a lifelong leader and a servant of his community. He shares personal anecdotes over the years about caring for his family, supporting Black youth, and experiencing historic events like the 1968 riots through his eyes. Told in a series of vignettes that follow pivotal moments in his life, Brooks’ uniquely personal yet influential story of activism and perseverance provides a hands-on guide for future generations. More relevant than ever to society today, his life’s work has been to better his community, make the world fairer for all, and diminish bias and discrimination. Alvin Brooks proves that a good heart, a generous spirit, and a lot of work can connect the world and bind us together.

LIVESTREAM AUTHOR EVENT DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 6:30 PM, Central Time

LIVESTREAM AUTHOR EVENT FORMAT AND LINK:  Alvin L. Brooks will be In Conversation with Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas in a LIVESTREAM about his New Hardcover Binding Us Together: A Civil Rights Activist Reflects on a Lifetime of Community and Public Service.  Support these Author Events and Order your Books Now through the link below!

The Publication & Sale Date for the Hardcover of Binding Us Together: A Civil Rights Activist Reflects on a Lifetime of Community and Public Service is Tuesday, February 23, 2021.

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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - February 23rd, 2021

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