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Harvard Book Store Virtual Event: An Evening with Stacey Abrams
June 22, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
- June 22, 2021
- Event Category:
- Author Events
- Harvard Book Store
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presenting Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America
in conversation with CARI CHAMPION
Harvard Book Store joins Picador and bookstores across the country to welcome celebrated author, politician, and voting rights activist STACEY ABRAMS for the paperback release of her bestselling book Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America. She will be joined in conversation by broadcast journalist and television personality CARI CHAMPION.
There are three ticket options available for this event.
Admission Ticket – $22.50: Includes one admission link and one paperback copy of Our Time Is Now. US shipping also included. Books will be shipped to ticket-holders following the event. Please note: we are unable to ship internationally.
Pay-What-You-Can Ticket: Includes one admission link. We suggest a $5 donation to support Harvard Book Store’s staff and our virtual event series during these difficult times. Thank you for your support!
Free RSVP Ticket: Includes one admission link.
About Our Time Is Now
A recognized expert on fair voting and civic engagement, Abrams chronicles a chilling account of how the right to vote and the principle of democracy have been and continue to be under attack. Abrams would have been the first African American woman governor, but experienced these effects firsthand, despite running the most innovative race in modern politics as the Democratic nominee in Georgia. Abrams didn’t win, but she has not conceded. The book compellingly argues for the importance of robust voter protections, an elevation of identity politics, engagement in the census, and a return to moral international leadership.
Our Time Is Now draws on extensive research from national organizations and renowned scholars, as well as anecdotes from her life and others’ who have fought throughout our country’s history for the power to be heard. The stakes could not be higher. Here are concrete solutions and inspiration to stand up for who we are now.
“This is a narrative that describes the urgency that compels me and millions more to push for a different American story than the one being told today. It’s a story that is one part danger, one part action, and all true. It’s a story about how and why we fight for our democracy and win.” —Stacey Abrams
Praise for Our Time Is Now
“Our Time Is Now is not a political memoir or a long-form résumé; rather, it is a striking manifesto, a stirring indictment and a straightforward road map to victory . . . She portrays her constituents and their concerns in such a way that they feel more actual than symbolic, more individual than indicative. When she turns her gaze onto her family, her narrative gifts are in full flower.” —Tayari Jones, The New York Times Book Review
“Stacey Abrams’s powerful, deeply moving book shines a bright light on the ongoing attacks on the sacred, constitutional right to the ballot. Stacey provides everyday Americans and political leaders alike with the tools that are urgently needed to confront and defeat the forces that seek to deny Americans their voice in our democracy. The right to vote is the foundation of our freedom and a key pillar of our democracy, and we must all fight to ensure that all Americans have a say in their nation’s future.” —Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
“Stacey Abrams’s Our Time Is Now outlines a dynamic blueprint for how each of us can reshape the future of our democracy. Her ability to rise above her own political struggles and transform her learned experience into a saving grace for marginalized communities is breathtaking. With each page, she inspires and empowers us to create systems that reflect a world in which all voices are heard and all people believe and feel that they matter.” —Kerry Washington
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