The 2021 South Florida Book Festival presented virtually by the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) features a fantastic line-up of authors, speakers, renowned chefs, presenters and more. Enjoy book discussions, cooking demonstrations and much more.
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FEATURED EVENT – 12:00 PM
Special Guests in Person – Outdoors
Desmond Meade – “Let My People Vote!”
Author and President of The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, Desmond Meade will discuss the recent passage of Amendment 4 which restored voting rights to over 1.4 million Floridians with felony convictions. He and his team will be on-site for a social justice discussion entitled “Let My People Vote.” The first 25 attendees will be invited to a VIP experience including a book signing, continental breakfast, photo op, and A at Desmond’s tour bus. Author, artist, songwriter and radio personality Stichiz will host the event. Attendees of a panel discussion on “Social Reform & Voting Rights” can meet Supervisor of Elections Joe Scott and staff to see a voting demo, learn about new laws and get registered to vote by bringing a Florida driver license or Florida ID card.
SATURDAY VIRTUAL EVENTS
No Registration Required
Black Book Stores: Surviving & Thriving in The Digital Era Panel
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Akbar – Pyramid Books
Fequiere Vilsaint – Publisher, Author
– Moderated by Abayomi Manrique