Marlon Peterson + Dr. Nadia Lopez

Live via Zoom:
Tuesday, April 13, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: Marlon Peterson presents Bird Uncaged: An Abolitionist's Freedom Song
In conversation with Dr. Nadia Lopez

Marlon Peterson, a leading advocate for prison abolition and transformative justice, launches his debut book, Bird Uncaged, a moving memoir about coming of age in Brooklyn and surviving incarceration. Peterson challenges the typical “redemption” narrative and our assumptions of who deserves justice, recounting his own story with vulnerabilty and insight.  His book exposes the hollowness of the American Dream; the daily violence and trauma of poverty, policing, and enforced masculinity; and the brutality of incarceration. Ultimately, he reveals the many cages—physical and metaphorical—created and maintained by American society. Bird Uncaged is a 21st century abolitionist memoir, and a powerful debut that demands a shift from punishment to healing, an end to mass incarceration, and a new vision of justice. Dr. Nadia Lopez, founder of Mott Hall Bridges Academy, joins Peterson in conversation at this virtual book launch!

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Bird Uncaged: An Abolitionist's Freedom Song Cover Image
ISBN: 9781645036517
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Bold Type Books - April 13th, 2021

The Bridge to Brilliance: How One Woman and One Community Are Inspiring the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101980262
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Penguin Books - November 7th, 2017

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