The Family Action Network presents a webinar with author Wes Moore, discussing his new book, Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City. He will be in conversation with Ava Thompson Greenwell, Ph.D., who has taught broadcast writing, reporting, and producing classes at Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University since 1993. This event is free and open to the public. You can register HERE.
Anyone who purchases Five Days from The Book Stall will be invited to register for a special online After Hours Event!
About the Book: When Freddie Gray was arrested for possessing an "illegal knife" in April 2015, he was, by eyewitness accounts that video evidence later confirmed, treated "roughly" as police loaded him into a vehicle. By the end of his trip in the police van, Gray was in a coma he would never recover from. In the wake of a long history of police abuse in Baltimore, this killing felt like a final straw--it led to a week of protests and then five days described alternately as a riot or an uprising that set the entire city on edge, and caught the nation's attention.
Wes Moore is one of Baltimore's proudest sons—a Rhodes Scholar, bestselling author, decorated combat veteran, former White House fellow, and CEO of Robin Hood, one of the largest anti-poverty nonprofits in the nation. In Five Days: A Fiery Reckoning of an American City, Moore—along with journalist Erica Green—tells the story of the Baltimore uprising through both his own observations, and through the eyes of other Baltimoreans.
This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and our YouTube channel.
BONUS AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of Wes Moore's new book Five Days from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend a 30-minute AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Moore that will start immediately after the webinar. Click HERE to purchase the book. The Book Stall will send buyers the AFTER-HOURS Zoom link on the day of the event.
“An illuminating portrait of Baltimore in the aftermath of the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray . . . Readers will be enthralled by this propulsive account.”—Publishers Weekly