"Dallas Woman Turns Tragedy into Conversation About Race"
June 19, 2014, Dallas, Texas - Sara Mokuria, 31, saw her father get shot and killed by police when she was 10. She's made it her mission to build bridges between people of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Ours is not a corporately-sponsored, cookie-cutter road show traveling from town-to-town. We are locals with roots generations-deep in our community where we will still be after the celebrities have packed up and moved on to their next performance.
When Race Becomes Real:"The Next Generation Speaks..."turns a critical lens on the current challenges facing those in the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) who value keeping public schools public and independent.
Nor are we new kids on the block, fumbling to figure out how to engage everyone in an honest, constructive conversation where all voices are welcome.
We are experts in a Dallas conversation that began in 2002 and that has been going nonstop--all across the US and abroad--since then.
Come help us answer these questions...Who's pushing which education initiatives?
Who benefits most from current DISD policies and practices?
What does a great school look like?
Why shouldn't every child in DISD attend a great school?
What can you do right now to ensure every DISD school is a great one?
Grab a copy of the award-winning book that has spurred more than a decade of folks engaging in open, frank, thoughtful conversations about race historically and how it currently impacts each of us.
The first of its kind...the best of its kind...BACK AGAIN!
In this invigorating, shocking, and inspiring book, thirty of America's most talented writers step from behind the curtain of objectivity to turn the race spotlight on themselves.
See award details below...
Instead of tiptoeing around the subject, they bare their souls and tell the truth in essays never published before.
WHEN RACE BECOMES REAL is the first book to reveal what it really means to be black--and to be white--in the twenty-first century. The result is riveting.
To HEAR what caused the following rave reviews, CLICK any link below and LISTEN to essays from WHEN RACE BECOMES REAL read by the folks who wrote them.
"A searing collection . . . All the essays are first-rate."
“Fertile with inside stories, Singley has assembled… a collection of depositions on [race] from black and white writers."
"Rich in individual insights."
"When Race Becomes Real goes deeper than most."
"A mesmerizing book....Refreshingly honest."
—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"This book captures plenty."
—St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Gripping. . . . one of the most essential commentaries on race and identity to date."
—Black Issues Book Review
"Powerful, raw reading."
"They keep it real."
—The Hartford Courant
"A compelling and inspiring collection."
-Teaching Tolerance Magazine
“Distinguished writers…bare their souls…in a rare book that ought to be in every home and library in the country."
"More than an eye-opening and intriguing read."
—Lee Stringer, author of GRAND CENTRAL WINTER and SLEEPAWAY SCHOOL
"The voices are elevating, the writing superb."
—Mary Kay Blakely, author of AMERICAN MOM: Motherhood, Politics and Humble Pie
"This powerful book—entertaining, arresting—will give you plenty to want to defend and protect."
—Al Young, poet/novelist/essayist
"Highly readable and extremely important."
—Mimi Abramovitz, author of REGULATING THE LIVES OF WOMEN: Social Welfare Policy From Colonial Times To the Present
A few copies of the 1st Edition are still left. So what, right?
Well, lover of books, student of American history, avid fan of all things black and American, look at it like this: If you had purchased James Baldwin's "Go Tell It on the Mountain" in 1957 when it was first published and if you still had it, you'd be holding a $3,995 book now.
Am I comparing my work to Baldwin's? Apparently. Nor am I the first.
Think...heirloom, priceless legacy, truly worth having..
Anyway, you can drop your great-great grandma's crystal goblet and it's gone. Books don't break.