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Main Event Many Voices: Leah & Richard Rothstein

2024-05-10 19:00:00 2024-05-10 20:30:00 America/New_York Main Event Many Voices: Leah & Richard Rothstein The Main Event Many Voices series returns with captivating authors sharing their most recent work. Leah Rothstein (in-person) & Richard Rothstein (virtual) join us to discuss their book "Just Action." Main Library - Atrium, Auditorium

Friday, May 10
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-05-10 19:00:00 2024-05-10 20:30:00 America/New_York Main Event Many Voices: Leah & Richard Rothstein The Main Event Many Voices series returns with captivating authors sharing their most recent work. Leah Rothstein (in-person) & Richard Rothstein (virtual) join us to discuss their book "Just Action." Main Library - Atrium, Auditorium

Main Library

Atrium, Auditorium

The Main Event Many Voices series returns with captivating authors sharing their most recent work. Leah Rothstein (in-person) & Richard Rothstein (virtual) join us to discuss their book "Just Action."

Leah Rothstein is the co-author of "Just Action: How to Challenge Segregation Enacted Under the Color of Law," a book that describes how local community groups can redress the wrongs of segregation. She also writes a regular column to which you can subscribe for free at JustAction.substack.com. Leah worked on public policy and community change, from the grassroots to the halls of government. She led research on reforming community corrections policy and practice to focus on rehabilitation, not punishment. She has worked as a consultant to nonprofit housing developers, cities and counties, redevelopment agencies, and private firms on community development and affordable housing policy, practice, and finance. Her policy work is informed by her years as a community organizer and labor organizer, working on issues such as housing, environmental justice, workplace safety, and youth leadership.

Richard Rothstein is the co-author of "Just Action: How to Challenge Segregation Enacted Under the Color of Law" and author of "The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America." He also writes a regular column to which you can subscribe for free at JustAction.substack.com. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute, and Senior Fellow (Emeritus) of the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. He is the author of many other articles and books on race and education, which can be found at his web page at the Economic Policy Institute.

Leah is presenting in-person, Richard is presenting virtually.

Copies of "Just Action: How to Challenge Segregation Enacted Under the Color of Law" will be distributed to the first 70 attendees to keep. Elizabeth's Bookshop & Writing Centre will also be in the Atrium selling the book and other related titles during the event. Leah Rothstein will follow the talk with a book signing in the hallway beside the auditorium.

Registration is not required. Seating is first come, first served. Auditorium doors will open at 6:30 pm for early seating.

Check our Events calendar for other Main Event Many Voices programs.

This program is part of the Just Action series sponsored by Living Water Association of the United Church of Christ (Ohio NorthEast), East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church, and the Fair Housing Contract Service

If you have any questions, please contact the Culture & AV Division by phone at 330.643.9015 or email at cadiv@akronlibrary.org.

AGE GROUP: | Teen | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Books & Writing |

TAGS: | Main Event Many Voices |

Main Library

Phone: 330.643.9000
Branch manager
Michael Bianchi

Hours
Mon, Apr 08 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Apr 09 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Apr 10 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Apr 11 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Apr 12 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 13 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 14 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Main Library, located in the heart of downtown Akron, combines compelling public space with meaningful and relevant public library services for all members of our community. Since opening in 2004, the downtown library welcomes more than one million visitors each year.

Subject divisions include: Business, Government & Science, Culture & AV, Magazines & Newspapers, Special Collections (local history & genealogy), TechZone@Main, Teen, and a 12,000 square feet Children's Library.

Special services available at Main Library include: a Patent & Trademark Resource Center; U.S. Passport and Notary services; a Microbusiness Center; a Maker Space; a resource lab for early childhood educators; and regularly scheduled computer training classes. Also available at Main Library are more than 125 public access computers, color photocopiers/printers, laminating, scanning, faxing, and free Wi-Fi.

Specialized spaces include a 425-seat auditorium, public meeting rooms, and a used bookstore. An interior glass block walkway leads to a 600-space parking garage owned by the City of Akron. An outdoor amphitheater and landscaped park complete the complex.

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Children's Library Programming Room

Tue, Apr 23, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1
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Wed, Apr 24, 10:30am - 12:30pm
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Children's Library Programming Room
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Thu, Apr 25, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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Thu, Apr 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

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Thu, Apr 25, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
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Thu, Apr 25, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
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Thu, Apr 25, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1
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Thu, Apr 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Meeting Room

Thu, Apr 25, 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, Apr 27, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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Mon, Apr 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

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Computer Lab 1
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Wed, May 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
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Wed, May 01, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room
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Thu, May 02, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, May 02, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, May 02, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1

Thu, May 02, 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Teen Meeting Room

Thu, May 02, 6:15pm - 8:00pm
Auditorium

Fri, May 03, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Auditorium

Sat, May 04, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Auditorium

Mon, May 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room

Tue, May 07, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TechZone

Tue, May 07, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Computer Lab 1
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Wed, May 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room
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Wed, May 08, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Children's Library Programming Room
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Wed, May 08, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Wed, May 08, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Atrium

Thu, May 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Children's Library Programming Room

Thu, May 09, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
TechZone

Thu, May 09, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Microbusiness Center

Thu, May 09, 6:15pm - 8:00pm

Fri, May 10, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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Sat, May 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Children's Library Programming Room

Sat, May 11, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
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Mon, May 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
Children's Library Programming Room