Thursday, May 30, 6 p.m.: The 16th Annual Evening of Impact: Prevention is Power for Resilience at Morgan Manufacturing, 401 N. Morgan St., Chicago, honoring Visionary Award winners Kenyette Tisha Barnes and Oronike Odeleye of #MuteRKelly, More info here.
Monday, June 3, 7:30 p.m.: Word Bookstore, 123 Newark Ave., Jersey City, N.J. In conversation with Pat Martinez, my former editor at The Jersey Journal.
Tuesday, June 4, 7 p.m.: WNYC Greene Space, 44 Charlton St., N.Y.C. In conversation with #MeToo founder Tarana Burke and writer Jamilah Lemeiux, a special recording for Podcast Mixtape. Tickets $18 ($16.50 for WNYC members); purchase tickets here.
Saturday, June 8, 7 p.m.: The Hideout Chicago, 1354 W. Wabansia, in conversation with my former Chicago Sun-Times colleagues Abdon Pallasch and Mary Mitchell and Abdon Pallasch and moderator Mikki Kendall, as well as special guests. Then, stay for some much-needed musical catharsis starting at 9 p.m. from Some Velvet Evening and VORTIS, which will play its new album on Cavetone Records, This Machine Kills Fascists, in its entirety (in addition to noisy surprises from them, too). Books and vinyl LPs will be on sale all night from Women & Children First. The $10 cover charge benefits Our Music My Body, and purchasing tickets in advance is recommended, since the event is expected to sell out; click here.
Thursday, June 13, 6 p.m.: Chicago Humanities Fest at the Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St., in conversation with Kenyette Tisha Barnes and Oronike Odeleye of #MuteRKelly and journalist Kyra Kyles. Purchase tickets here.
Friday, August 9, 6 p.m.: The Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, a reading, signing, and Q&A. More details here.