Thursday, March 21, 7pm
Left Bank Books
Left Bank Books welcomes philosopher and UnMute Podcast host Myisha Cherry, who will sign and discuss her new book, UnMuted: Conversations on Prejudice, Oppression, and Social Justice, with St. Louis rapper and activist Tef Poe!
Why do people hate one another? Who gets to speak for whom? What does segregation look like today? Many of us ponder and discuss urgent questions such as these, but don't have access to the important new ways philosophers are thinking about these issues. Enter UnMute, the popular podcast hosted by Myisha Cherry, which hosts a diverse group of philosophers and explores their cutting-edge work through casual conversation. This book collects Cherry's lively and timely interviews, offering an accessible resource through which to encounter some of philosophy's most socially and politically engaged, public-facing work.
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of UnMuted from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
Click here to pre-order your copy!
Tef Poe is a rapper, musician, and activist from St. Louis, Missouri. He is a co-founder of Hands Up United in nearby Ferguson. As an activist, Poe has traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, testifying at the United Nations on behalf of the Ferguson protesters. In 2015, he traveled to Palestine as a member of the historic Dream Defenders delegation. He also was invited to the White House by President Barack Obama to discuss strategy regarding demilitarizing the police during the Ferguson unrest. In 2016–2017, Poe was a fellow at Harvard University via the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History. As an artist, Poe has performed with Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Big K.R.I.T., Lupe Fiasco, and Dead Prez.
Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.