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Tamika D. Mallory: State of Emergency

A Conversation on Race, Activism, and Change

With special guests Tiffany Haddish, Emily Ratajkowski, Tony Lewis Jr., and April Ryan

Part of the Smithsonian Women’s History Initiative, Because of Her Story

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Code: 1K0109
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Clockwise: Tamika D. Mallory, Tony Lewis, April Ryan, Tiffany Haddish, and Emily Ratajkowski
(Photos: KK Ottesen, Geeno Mizelli, NA, Keith Major, Emily Ratajkowski)

Drawing on themes from her new book State of Emergency: How We Win in the Country We Built (Atria/Black Privilege Publishing), activist and social justice leader Tamika D. Mallory is joined in a roundtable discussion about racial inequality by comedian, actress, and producer Tiffany Haddish; model and activist Emily Ratajkowski; community leader and advocate Tony Lewis Jr; and April Ryan, White House correspondent, CNN political analyst, and D.C. bureau chief for theGrio, who serves as moderator.

From her experiences at the forefront of social justice movements across the country, Mallory contends that history proves the issues of systemic racism, police reform, and state violence are not unique to the modern day and are not easily answered by popular sentiment or the recent election. Instead, she finds, they require smart, persistent engagement and knowledgeable activism.

In what was called “the speech of a generation” by ABC News, Mallory declared that “Black people are dying in a state of emergency” at a Minneapolis press conference following the May 25, 2020 killing of George Floyd at the hands of police.

The Harlem native is a cofounder of the organization Until Freedom and of the historic Women’s March. Mallory’s parents were founding members of Al Sharpton's National Action Network who imbued a passion for positive change that fuels her to this day.

A copy of State of Emergency is included in the ticket price.

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Atria/Black Privilege Publishing, in collaboration with MahoganyBooks, is pleased to provide a signed copy of State of Emergency to the first 150 program registrants. Others will receive an unsigned copy.

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