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Author Talk with Sonali Kohli

Join ASWB in a conversation with author Sonali Kohli!

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Author Talk with Sonali Kohli
Author Talk with Sonali Kohli

Time & Location

Jun 18, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

All She Wrote Books, 75 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143, USA

About the Event

You're invited to join All She Wrote Books to celebrate the release of Sonali Kohli's new release, Don't Wait. In Don’t Wait, Kohli follows three teenagers’ efforts to make their communities safer, healthier places. Sonali will be joined in conversation with Margaret Cho, local expert on  diversity, equity, and inclusion.

There are many ways to obtain a copy of the book (aside from your public library) — you can purchase it through allshewrotebooks.com, Bookshop.org, or Libro.fm to help support our work!

Our event has a limited capacity and we want to ensure that as many people as possible are able to attend. By letting us know that you can no longer attend, we can open up your spot to someone on our waitlist who is eager to participate.

"Inclusivity" isn't just a buzzword to us. We make every effort to ensure our space and events are accessible to and for everyone. If you or someone in your party needs accommodations, please email us at info@allshewrotebooks.com.

About Don't Wait

Girls of color have always been on the front lines of the fight for equal rights—to vote, to learn, to live—even when they are the last to benefit from the outcomes of their work. Don’t Wait highlights what propelled the teenagers into their activism to their experiences organizing and incorporates Q&As with important lessons from activists who have led the way.

The three teen activists include:

· Nalleli has lived across the street from an active oil well in South Los Angeles and at age 7, developed serious health problems. Nalleli and her mother take on an oil company and become environmental justice activists.

· Kahlila, following the murder of George Floyd and looking to help fight back, becomes involved with the Black Lives Matter movement in Los Angeles and fights to defund school police in one of the largest school police forces in the nation.

· Sonia, an accomplished singer grappling with finding an creative outlet in the pandemic, strives to increase access to arts education in schools across California.

As the young women transition from teen to adult activists, Don’t Wait reflects on the powerful lessons they’ve learned in their activism while building movements in their communities that will continue to live on as they move forward.

About Sonali Kohli

Sonali Kohli is a journalist writing about young people and the futures they are creating. Kohli was an education reporter for the Los Angeles Times for six years with a passion for covering youth movements and in 2020, was named the top education journalist in the nation by the Education Writers Association. She is currently a recruiter at URL Media, where she works with underrepresented folks in journalism and media to find jobs and workplaces that will treat them well. Follow her on her website (sonalikohli.com) and Twitter (Sonali_Kohli).

About Margaret Cho

Margaret Cho (she/her) is an AVP at an international financial firm. She has spoken on panels and facilitated conversations on topics related to financial services, diversity, equity, and inclusion. A Los Angeles native and the child of Korean immigrants, Margaret is committed to supporting diverse communities and uplifting voices. Margaret lives outside of Boston with her partner and their plethora of plants.

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