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UMD Center for Literary and Comparative Studies + The Georgetown Humanities Initiative || Antiracism: Communities + Collaborations || Booksellers + Community Activism
UMD Center for Literary and Comparative Studies + The Georgetown Humanities Initiative (co-sponsors)

Antiracism: Communities + Collaborations

"Booksellers + Community Activism"

Featuring Ramunda Lark Young (Mahogany Books) and Angela Maria Spring (Duende District Bookstore)

Co-moderated by Diana Proenza (UMD English Department) and Chanel Williams (Georgetown Master’s Program in the Engaged and Public Humanities)

Ramunda Lark Young is an entrepreneur, speaker, and community advocate. She and her husband are the owners and co-founders of the nationally-recognized Mahogany Books, a bookstore focused on books for, by, and about people of the African Diaspora in Washington, DC. Young has successfully worked with celebrity authors like ballet icon Misty Copeland, R&B legend Charlie Wilson, Civil Rights leader Congressman John Lewis, award-winning actor Omar Epps.

Website: https://www.mahoganybooks.com/
Twitter: @SOARwithRamunda
@MahoganyBooks

Angela Maria Spring is a poet, journalist, and editor. She has worked in bookstores in New Mexico, New York City, and D.C. for almost two decades. In 2017 she decided to create a flexible, financially viable bookstore model that empowered and embraced diversity in bookselling, writing/art, and in our communities. She hence launched Duende District Bookstore, a unique pop-up boutique bookstore run by people of color for people of color.

Website: https://www.duendedistrict.com/
Twitter: @duendedistrict

Dec 1, 2021 05:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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