BEN JEALOUS AND TRABIAN SHORTERS SPEAK TO MOREHOUSE STUDENTS ON NEW BOOK REACH
President of Moreshouse College joins discussion with Trabian Shorters and Ben Jealous
(ATLANTA, GA) – Benjamin Todd Jealous and Trabian Shorters kicked off the national tour for their inspirational literary project REACH: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading, and Succeeding in Friday, February 6, 2015. Atlanta was the first city impacted by REACH; and included a day of media buzz, and several activities celebrating the book’s launch earlier in the week. Barnes & Noble Buckhead hosted the first book signing which included a conversation with Ben Jealous and Trabian Shorters speaking with an intimate group about how Reach came to life, and why they felt the timing was perfect for the project. The conversation was moderated by TV personality and community spokesman Jeff Johnson.
Along with Jelaous and Shorters, panel participants included; State Rep. Stacey Abrams, actor and activist Lamman Rucker, senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church Dr. Raphael G. Warnock and president of Morehouse College John Silvanus Wilson. “There’s a humility that has to come with self-empowerment,” Lamman Rucker said. The audience connected with his explanation of being united and not separating because of class or wealth. Stacey Abrams told a detail story of why not being registered to vote is connected to indictments not happening. The panel concluded with a Q&A session from students.
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