Elisa Camahort Page - "Road Map for Revolutionaries" - Kelly Wickham Hurst

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Elisa Camahort Page and Kelly Wickham Hurst

“Road Map for Revolutionaries answers all the questions you were afraid to ask, plus some you never thought of. It’s portable, requires no batteries or electricity, and was created by three smart women. I recommend it!”Gloria Steinem, activist and writer

Elisa Camahort Page will discuss Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Activism, and Advocacy for All. She will be joined in conversation by Kelly Wickham Hurst. A Q&A and book signing will follow the discussion.

At 57th Street Books

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About the book: A handbook for effective activism, advocacy, and social justice for people of all ages and backgrounds. Are you ready to take action and make your voice heard, but don’t know how to go about it? This hands-on, hit-the-ground-running guide delivers lessons on practical tactics for navigating and protecting one’s personal democracy in a gridlocked, heavily surveilled, and politically volatile country. If you want to start making a difference but don’t know what to do next, Road Map for Revolutionaries provides the resources needed to help you feel safer, more empowered, invested in, and intrinsic to the American experiment. The book addresses timely topics such as staying safe at protests, supporting marginalized communities, online privacy, and how to keep up the fight for the long term, breaking down key issues and outlining action steps for local, state, and federal levels of government. 

About the author: Known as the co-founder and COO of scrappy start-up-turned-global women's media company BlogHer, Inc., Elisa Camahort Page was with BlogHer from its founding, through its venture fundraising, through exit by acquisition, through letting go. Camahort Page now focuses on writing and consulting with entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and organizations that are driven to take their big ideas to the next level. Her debut book, Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Activism, and Advocacy for All, will be published by Ten Speed Press, a Penguin Random House imprint, September 18, 2018. Her mantra: Innovation + Empathy > Innovation + Efficiency. Her mission: To make vision a reality.

About the interlocutor: Kelly Wickham Hurst is a 23 year public and private school veteran as both a classroom teacher and an administrator as both a guidance dean and assistant principal. Her work has primarily been in the middle and high schools and she’s written about education and race and single parenthood as well as other social justice issues since 2005 on her blog, Mocha Momma. In 2016 she created Being Black at School to help advocate for Black students both in schools with educators as well as for parents raising Black children. Kelly is a trainer for anti-bias and anti-racism workshops through Crossroads Antiracism Organizing and Training. Her activism in Springfield is for Black lives and she works with the Springfield Immigration Advocacy Network as well as on political issues with Action Illinois. She and her husband are the parents of 6 grown adult children and they have 2 granddaughters. She works and lives in Illinois.

Event Location: 
57th Street Books
1301 E 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637