Kristin Henning, professor, author, and public defender: Conversations Toward Repair

Kristin Henning provides important background on the concept of adolescence and how teens’ experience of those year is shaped by our country’s racialized understanding of youthfulness. Bringing 25 years of experience as a public defender for youth in DC, Professor Henning discusses how some teenage behavior is criminalized and some is indulged.

More about Kristin Henning, her teaching and writing.

Find Rage of Innocence at DC Public Library, your local library, or your independent bookstore.

Purchases through Charnice Milton Community Bookstore’s Bookshop support local literacy efforts.

Nineveh: A Conflict Over Water

We Act Radio co-founder and author Papi Kymone Freeman’s newest work, Nineveh: A Conflict Over Water, is set in the future in a post-oil depleted dystopian society. The epoch of climate change has now surpassed the global warming tipping point, and the melting polar ice caps have caused cessation of ocean levels to rise drastically. 

Upcoming Busboys and Poets Tour Dates

Sunday, Feb 26 – Hyattsville – 630 PM

Sunday, March 5 – Baltimore – Derrick Chase, DChase Presents – 630 PM

Sunday, March 12 – Brookland – Sunni Sumter, Executive Director, DC Jazz Festival – 630 PM

Sunday, March 19 – Shirlington – Ari Roth, Founder, Mosaic Theater

OFFICIAL RELEASE: Wednesday, March 22 – Anacostia – World Water Day – 630 PM

Sunday, March 26 – 14 & V – Kojo Nnamdi, WAMU/NPR – 630 PM

Sunday, April 2 – Columbia – Andy Shallal, Founder, Busboys and Poets – 630 PM

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Education Town Hall

Next Education Town Hall: On February 22, educators from DC and Virginia discuss attempts to revise how history is understood and taught in our publicly funded schools and what that means for their work as well as our understanding of Black history. 2/22/23 at noon ET — more details

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