The Moment: A Conversation with Steve Fiffer
Indie bookstore The Book Stall is proud to present an afternoon with Steve Fiffer on Sunday, November 13 at 3:00 pm, in celebration of the release of his new book, The Moment: Changemakers on Why and How They Joined the Fight for Social Justice. The book showcases an oral history from today’s social justice activists, many of them under thirty years old, that is pitch perfect for these dissonant times. The first-person accounts will inspire readers to act, offer a blueprint for making change, and give us hope for the future. This event is free and open to the public.
More About The Moment: They are as diverse as America. Young and old. Of color and white. Urban and rural. Immigrants and native born. They are students and teachers. Athletes and artists. Lawyers, doctors, politicians, farmers, architects, novelists, and more. Names familiar and unfamiliar. Superheroes, figuratively—and in one case, real! They have founded major corporations and grassroots organizations or struck out on their own. But as diverse a lot as they may be, the people who tell their stories share one thing in common, each is committed to fighting inequality and injustice. They can pinpoint a moment when they were moved to action, and it became impossible to sit on the sidelines to just watch.
Ambassador Andrew Young says, “There comes a time in everyone’s life when they have to decide whether to stand up for what they believe in or remain on the sidelines. Here Steve Fiffer introduces us to a wide variety of folks who answered the call to action and sought to bend the arc of justice. Their stories are poignant, inspiring, informative, and eye-opening.”
More About the Author: Steve Fiffer most recently collaborated with civil rights icon Dr. C. T. Vivian on his memoir, It’s in the Action: Memories of a Nonviolent Warrior. He also collaborated with Southern Poverty Law Center cofounder Morris Dees on two award-winning memoirs. He is the coauthor of Jimmie Lee and James: Two Lives, Two Deaths, and the Movement That Changed America and 50 Ways to Help Your Community: A Handbook for Change. He currently serves on the advisory board of the Chicago-based Civic Leadership Foundation, and lives in Evanston.