Marley Dias Gets It Done (And So Can You!)
Date and Time:
Feb 1 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Evanston Township High School Auditorium
1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
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Marley Dias

Founder, #1000BlackGirlBooks, Editor in Residence, and Author

Marley Dias Gets It Done (And So Can You!)

Advice | Youth | Youth Organizing

Marley Dias is the 13-year-old social activist behind #1000BlackGirlBooks,
an international movement to collect and donate children’s books that
feature Black girls as the lead character. With the help of her mother’s
foundation, GrassROOTS Community Foundation, Marley launched the
#1000BlackGirlBooks drive in November of 2015, leveraging the power of
social media to reach a larger audience. Her initiative led to appearances
on The Nightly Show, Today, CBS This Morning, The Ellen Degeneres
, and many more. Marley has been featured in the New York Times,
has been recognized as a “21 Under 21” ambassador for Teen Vogue, and
is an editor-in-residence for During the Obama administration,
she launched a national literacy tour in partnership with the White House.
She was recently named one of Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30,” and is
the recipient of a 2017 Smithsonian magazine “American Ingenuity Award.”
Marley’s new book is titled Marley Dias Gets It Done (And So Can You)!

NOTE:  Marley Dias was interviewed by TarynRobinson, student at Chute Middle School, Class of 2018, Evanston.