Fort Greene store:
Thursday, April 27, 7:30 PM
Liza Jessie Peterson presents All Day: A Year of Love and Survival Teaching Incarcerated Kids at Rikers Island
In conversation with Flores Forbes
Liza Jessie Peterson is a Brooklyn-based poet and actress who has appeared on Def Poetry Jam and toured the country with her one-woman show. She has also worked for 18 years with incarcerated youth as a teacher and counselor. Her new book All Day is the story of her first year as a full-time GED teacher for incarcerated boys on Rikers Island. Praised by Russell Simmons and Jamal Joseph, the book is a personal glimpse into the issue of mass incarceration, and an unpredictable, insightful and ultimately hopeful reflection on teaching children and teens. Peterson discussed her work with Flores Forbes, author of Invisible Man: A Contemporary Slave Narrative in the Era of Mass Incarceration.