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His birthday is August 2; but, let’s start the party a day early!  Join Services for Older Adults in partnership with Brooklyn Community Pride Center ( as we celebrate James Baldwin the writer, the warrior, and the activist who is still influencing the LGBTQ+ community and still inspiring Black Lives Matter!

Brooklyn poet and Baldwin scholar JP Howard* will facilitate community conversations on Baldwin thru readings and spoken word.  Musical interludes will be provided by the melodious stylings of Maria Rios-Tatum and Lynnette Tatum-Rios. 

Please register now to receive your Zoom link on Saturday, August 1; then, join us at 3pm August 1 to learn, to be inspired, and to share in the celebration of the life of James Baldwin.

*JP Howard is an educator, literary activist, curator and community builder. Her debut poetry collection, SAY/MIRROR, was a Lambda Literary finalist. She is also the author of bury your love poems here (Belladonna*) and co-edited Sinister Wisdom Journal Black Lesbians--We Are the Revolution! JP has received fellowships from Cave Canem, VONA, and Lambda Literary and curates Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon, a NY-based monthly literary series. JP has facilitated community discussions and/or writing workshops on James Baldwin for Brooklyn Community Pride Center, The Hobart Festival of Women Writers, and in collaboration with Apogee Journal and New York Writers Coalition’s Writing Resistance Series. 

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