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Don't Mute Moe

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Don't Mute Moe: The Vision of an Urban Scholar

Author Talk with Ronald Moten and Jeffrey Anderson

2023-03-11 14:00:00 2023-03-11 16:00:00 America/New_York Don't Mute Moe: The Vision of an Urban Scholar Petworth Neighborhood Library - Meeting Room 1 (10-100 Person Capacity)

Saturday, March 11
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-03-11 14:00:00 2023-03-11 16:00:00 America/New_York Don't Mute Moe: The Vision of an Urban Scholar Registration Preferred but Not Required. Petworth Neighborhood Library - Meeting Room 1 (10-100 Person Capacity)

Petworth Neighborhood Library

Meeting Room 1 (10-100 Person Capacity)

Registration Preferred but Not Required.

Join us at the Petworth Neighborhood Library for an Author Talk with D.C.'s most outspoken activist, Ronald Moten. Ron and coauthor Jeffrey Anderson will discuss their book Don't Mute Moe: The Vision of an Urban Scholar with Washington Post columnist Courtland Milloy. This is your chance to purchase a signed copy of the book, learn more about D.C. culture and history, and ask questions from the audience.  This event is Free and open to All!

About the Book

Don't Mute Moe: The Vision of an Urban Scholar is a call to action by Ronald "Moe" Moten based on the author's three decades of changing lives, empowering Black youth and families, and making communities safer in his beloved Washington, D.C. Moe had more than two dozen op-eds published in the Washington Post, the Washington Times, and other media outlets between 2006-2021. Don't Mute Moe is a selection of 16 op-eds with interviews featuring Moe as conducted by journalist Jeffrey Anderson, a critic and supporter of Ron throughout the years. The interviews by Anderson highlight the remarkable and disturbing relevance of these op-eds to current social issues plaguing Black urban youth, families, and communities across Washington D.C. 

About the Authors

Ronald Moten's positive impact on Black lives since his 1990's incarceration spurred a genuine change of heart as a matter of public record. It began with his early experience coordinating Black youth for the Million Man March, to co-founding the effective and sometimes controversial Peaceoholics where he brokered more than 40 cease-fires and permanent truces between rival gangs thus reducing violence in the 2000's. His most recent work involves creating entrepreneurial opportunities for former gang members, enabling economic development, establishing the Go-Go Museum, and starting the Don't Mute D.C. movement which resulted in Go-Go becoming the official music of the District of Columbia.

Jeffrey Anderson is an award-winning journalist and the editor of District Dig, D.C.'s premier source for long-form journalism and investigative reporting on local government, politics, and culture. His body of work spans from Los Angeles to Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and consists of in-depth reporting on criminal and civil justice, government corruption, and a wide range of social and political issues.

About the Moderator

Courtland Milloy majored in journalism at Southern Illinois University. After graduation, he worked for 18 months at the Miami Herald, then transitioned to The Washington Post. He has written for the Post's Style, Foreign and National Desks. He became a local columnist in 1983.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | DC Reads | Author Talk |

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