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Wed, Oct 25

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Cafe con Libros, Bk.

Book Launch: "Micro Activism" with author Omkari L. Williams and conversation partner, Elisabet Velasquez.

For all of us struggling to find our place in the movement...Everyone can be an activist with the guidance of Omkari Williams, a life coach who guides readers in identifying their "activist archetype" and mapping a personal action plan for engaging in small, change-making activities.

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Book Launch: "Micro Activism" with author Omkari L. Williams and conversation partner,  Elisabet Velasquez.
Book Launch: "Micro Activism" with author Omkari L. Williams and conversation partner,  Elisabet Velasquez.

Time & Location

Oct 25, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM EDT

Cafe con Libros, Bk., 724 Prospect Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11216, USA

About the Event

About the Book:

Everyone can be an activist with the guidance of Omkari Williams, a life coach who guides readers in identifying their "activist archetype" and mapping a personal action plan for engaging in small, change-making activities with potentially big impacts.

In this age of social justice, those who don't necessarily want to lead a movement or join a protest march are left wondering, "How can I make an impact?" In Micro Activism, former political consultant turned activism coach Omkari Williams shares her expertise in empowering introverts and highly sensitive people to help each of us, no matter our temperament, find our most satisfying and effective activist role. Using Williams's Activist Archetype tool, readers discover their unique strengths and use this to develop a personal strategy. To ensure sustainable involvement, Williams encourages starting small, working collaboratively, and beginning locally. Advice on self-care practices, burn-out prevention, and profiles of activists engaged in a range of activities and causes (from voter registration to craftivism, literacy programs, community gardens, and more), provide readers with the inspiration and practical know-how needed to engage in small, doable actions that make a lasting impact.

About the Author:

Omkari L. Williams has worked as a political consultant and life coach for 30 years, with an emphasis on supporting activists who identify as introverted or highly sensitive. As a queer Black woman, she shares her own story of challenging injustice to empower others in making a difference in their communities. She leads workshops and trainings and is host of the popular podcast, Stepping into Truth, where she interviews people doing activism in their own unique ways. To help people identify their own way of activism she created the Activist Archetype Quiz ©.

About the Conversation Partner:

Elisabet Velasquez is a Boricua writer from Brooklyn, now living in Jersey City. She is known for her poems which have been featured on NBC, Telemundo, Latina Magazine, Refinery 29 and more. She is a Poets House Fellow, Dodge Poetry Fellow and New Jersey Council for the Arts Fellow. Her debut young adult novel in verse When We Make It received the Kirkus best YA Fiction Award, YALSA Best fiction for Young Adults award. It went on to be a 2021 Goodreads Readers Choice Nominee, a 2022 Gotham Prize Finalist, and was named a New York Times Young Adult Books To Watch For. When she is not writing she is living the life she hopes to write about.

Tickets

  • General Admission.

    The price of this ticket will be applied to the purchase of the book.

    $5.00
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  • Signed "Micro Activism."

    This is not an event ticket. This is only a purchase of a signed book.

    $17.99
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  • Signed: "When We Make It."

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    $11.99
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