Signing with Luis Miron in conversation with Vince Venturini

February 22, 2023 @ 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Lemuria Books

202 Banner Hall 4465 I-55 North
Jackson, MS 39206

Signing with Luis Miron in conversation with Vince Venturini

Lemuria Books

202 Banner Hall 4465 I-55 North
Jackson, MS 39206

  • Admission: Free
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Overview

Join us for an IN-PERSON SIGNING event with LUIS MIRON for his new book RESISTING RACISM AND PROMOTING EQUITY THROUGH COMMUNITY-ENGAGED SOCIAL ACTION. Mr. Miron will be in conversation with local author VINCE VENTURINI.

About the book:

This book challenges pre-service and in-service educators to reflect critically on their assumptions and engage in praxis promoting racial and social equity. Grounded in policy contexts, historical understandings, and critical theories, this book describes innovative community-engaged approaches to resisting racism and promoting equity and features reflections and personal narratives from partners in change—including on-the-ground activists, voices from younger and older generations, educators, and first-time writers.

Fueled by the ideology of white supremacy for over four centuries that whites matter more than Blacks, the authors argue that racial inequities exacerbated during the Trump administration and the legacy of neo-liberal policies dating to the "New Federalism" fiercely necessitate invoking community-engaged strategies to advance equity.

This book advocates for collaboration among schools, community organizations, businesses, university centers, and community activists to address historically pressing issues, including systemic racism, declining educational opportunities, limited access to ongoing health care, and the decline of civility in public life.

About the author:

Luis Mirón has dedicated both his professional, academic career and volunteer time to reducing racial injustice and promoting social equity. While an instructor at William Carey College in the late 70s, Mirón was instrumental in preventing the dumping of high-level radioactive waste in the salt domes near Hattiesburg. Married for over 40 years to a native Mississippian, Rose Ann (Baroni) Mirón , he continues to write on civil rights and advocate for voting rights for Blacks and other people of color.

Only books purchased from Lemuria will be signed.

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