Stacey Abrams: Minority Leader (w/ Ashley C. Ford)
Thursday April 26: 7:30PM – 8:30PM
It’s commonly regarded that networking, persistence, and hard work are the ingredients necessary to advance in the world, but for people like Stacey Abrams it takes more than that to make it. Stacey put in the time, rising from humble beginnings and getting through Yale Law School, spending years in C-suite businesses, before becoming the first woman to lead a political party in the Georgia General Assembly and the first African American to lead in the House of Representatives. She has succeeded in a world that, until recently, was largely the territory of white men.
In her book Stacey Abrams combines memoir and real-world advice for all women and people of coloring who are trying to advance, offering hard-won insight. Join her along with writer, editor and podcast host Ashley C. Ford, as she shares her life and instructs how to gain thoughtful self-advocacy and determine one’s genuine passions.
Stacey Abrams is a politician, lawyer, and the House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly and State Representative for the 89th House District. Abrams is also a candidate in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election.
Ashley C. Ford lives in Brooklyn by way of Indiana. She is currently writing her memoir, Somebody's Daughter, which will be published by Flatiron Books under the imprint An Oprah Book. Ford also hosts Brooklyn-based news & culture TV show (and podcast!), 112BK, contributes to CupOfJo.Com, and she also hosts Fortune Favors The Bold, a collaboration between Gimlet Creative and Mastercard. Ford has written or guest-edited for The Guardian, ELLE, BuzzFeed, Slate, Teen Vogue, New York Magazine, Lenny Letter, INTO and various other web and print publications. She's taught creative nonfiction writing at The New School and Catapult.Co, and also had her work listed among Longform & Longread's Best of 2017. Ford previously worked as a development executive for Matter Studios, where she focused on web series and documentaries, and was also the host of the first season of Audible.Com's literary interview series, Authorized. She has been named among Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 in Media (2017), Brooklyn Magazine's Brooklyn 100 (2016), and Time Out New York's New Yorkers of The Year (2017).
Please Note: This event will take place in our 2nd floor Art Department.