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Tarana Burke - Unbound

Thursday, September 23, 6pm CT
Zoom Event - Register for free or purchase book from Left Bank Books for registration link

Left Bank Books and Flatiron Books welcomes Founder of the 'Me Too' Movement and Nonprofit,
Tarana Burke,
who will discuss her highly anticipated memoir
Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement.
The event will be pretaped to air on September 23rd at 7 PM EST / 6 PM CST on Zoom Webinar
with the author participating in a live audience Q&A during the event.
Join us for a CELEBRATION of Tarana Burke's Unbound.
Tarana will be joined by various guests at the NYC Botanical Gardens.
Register here for free and order a copy of
from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!
 
 

About Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement

Searing. Powerful. Needed. --Oprah
"Sometimes a single story can change the world. Unbound is one of those stories. Tarana's words are a testimony to liberation and love." --Brené Brown

From the founder and activist behind one of the largest movements of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, the me too movement, Tarana Burke debuts a powerful memoir about her own journey to saying those two simple yet infinitely powerful words-- me too-- and how she brought empathy back to an entire generation in one of the largest cultural events in American history.

Tarana didn't always have the courage to say me too. As a child, she reeled from her sexual assault, believing she was responsible. Unable to confess what she thought of as her own sins for fear of shattering her family, her soul split in two. One side was the bright, intellectually curious third generation Bronxite steeped in Black literature and power, and the other was the bad, shame ridden girl who thought of herself as a vile rule breaker, not of a victim. She tucked one away, hidden behind a wall of pain and anger, which seemed to work...until it didn't.

Tarana fought to reunite her fractured soul, through organizing, pursuing justice, and finding community. In her debut memoir she shares her extensive work supporting and empowering Black and brown girls, and the devastating realization that to truly help these girls she needed to help that scared, ashamed child still in her soul. She needed to stop running and confront what had happened to her, for Heaven and Diamond and the countless other young Black women for whom she cared. They gave her the courage to embrace her power. A power which in turn she shared with the entire world. Through these young Black and brown women, Tarana found that we can only offer empathy to others if we first offer it to ourselves.

Unbound is the story of an inimitable woman's inner strength and perseverance, all in pursuit of bringing healing to her community and the world around her, but it is also a story of possibility, of empathy, of power, and of the leader we all have inside ourselves. In sharing her path toward healing and saying me too, Tarana reaches out a hand to help us all on our own journeys.

 

About our Speaker

Tarana Burke has always been struck by a commitment to justice and equity. As the founder of the 'me too' movement and subsequent nonprofit, Burke works to dismantle the cycle of sexual violence and other systemic issues that disproportionately impact marginalized people. Tarana's passion for community organizing began in the late 1980s, when as a young girl she joined a youth development organization called 21st Century. Since then she has launched initiatives around issues of racial discrimination, housing inequality, and economic justice. Her work has connected a vast network of influential people, including much of Hollywood, the founder of the Women's March Tamika Mallory, leading intellectuals and authors like Ishmael Beah and Gloria Steinem. She was 2017 TIME Person of the Year and the winner of the 2019 Sydney Peace Prize, and has been the recipient of countless other accolades. She is the co-editor with Brené Brown of the instant New York Times bestseller You Are Your Best Thing.

 

You may purchase a copy of Unbound from Left Bank Books online or by phone. You must provide an email address to be invited to the private online event. If you have purchased the book from Left Bank, you will receive an email event reminder a few days prior to the event. You will receive the email with the link to join the private online event the DAY OF the event. You may register for the event for free here. Registration or book purchase is required to attend the event.

 
 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 6:00pm
Virtual Event
Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250621733
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - September 14th, 2021

You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience Cover Image
By Tarana Burke (Editor), Brené Brown (Editor)
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593243626
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Random House - April 27th, 2021