2012 Harlem Book Fair is this Saturday July 21st

The Quarterly Black Review‘s 2012 Harlem Book Fair  is on tomorrow, Saturday July 21st from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM on West 135th street from Lenox Avenue to Frederick Douglass Boulevard. This year’s event offers a variety of panels at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in the Langston Hughes Auditorium, along with book readings in the courtyard, and vendors on 135thStreet. Among the guest authors at the event will be Cornel West and Sonia Sanchez, and a teen book talk with author Ellis Cose is set to take place at 3 pm in the American negro Theater as part of the Schombrug Center’s The End of Anger Summer Reading Series.

And don’t miss the Harlem Book Fair and Total Equity Now‘s first annual “Literacy Across Harlem” March at 10:30 a.m., which will take over 135th Street for a great cause.

Harlem Book Fair 2012

Schedule:

QBR The Black Book Review’s Author Panels in the Langston Hughes Auditorium:

MY FAVORITE BOOK STORY: BRING YOUR STORY!
In Partnership with QBR The Black Book Review

11 am  –  12:15 pm
Hosts: Max Rodriguez, Founder – QBR The Black Book Review, The Harlem Book Fair; Roland Barksdale-Hall, Managing Editor – QBR The Black Book Review

AUTHOR TO AUTHOR: THE AFRICAN AMERICAN READER AND NEXT GENERATION PUBLISHING with ZANE, CHARMAINE R. PARKER, and CAROL MACKEY

12:30 pm  –  1:45 pm

WHO IS FAILING WHOM? BLACK MALES and THE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM
2:00 pm  –  3:15 pm
Moderator: Dr. Carlton E. Brown, President, Clark Atlanta University
Panelists: Dr. Akil Khalfani (The Hidden Debate); Baruti Kafele (Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life); Dr. John Michael Lee, Jr. (The Educational Experience of Young Men of Color); Dr. Shaun Harper (Student Engagement in Higher Education)

DECISION 2012: RACE, DEMOCRACY and THE NEW JIM CROW
TIME:  3:30 pm  –  4:45 pm
Moderator: Peniel Joseph (Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama)
Panelists: Khalil Gibran Muhammad (The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America); Cornel West (Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism); Fredrick C. Harris (The Price of the Ticket: Barack Obama and Rise and Decline of Black Politics); Sonia Sanchez, author and activist (Shake Loose My Skin)

WHAT PASSES FOR FREEDOM: THE 150TH YEAR CELEBRATION OF THE EMANICIPATION PROCLAMATION
5:00p  –  6:15p
MODERATOR: Christopher Paul Moore (Fighting for America: Black Soldiers – The Unsung Heroes of World War II; The Black New Yorkers: 400 Years of African American History)
PANELISTS: Nell Irvin Painter (The History of White People), Obrey Hendricks, Jr. (The Universe Bends Toward Justice: Radical Reflections on the Bible, the Church, and the Body Politic); Farah Jasmine Griffin (Who Set You Flowin’?: The African-American Migration Narrative)