How Hope Became An Activist Book Launch
We will celebrate the arrival of award-winning writer and activist George Johnson's picture book "How Hope Became An Activist," published in the UK by Dixi Books.
The book asks: What is an activist? Why do we need them? Join Hope as she discovers how to make positive change on issues that matter from fairly traded clothes to refugee aid -- and to have fun at the same time! Even if you are small you can still stand tall and help out to make the world a better place for all.
"How Hope" is the first of a series on how kids from diverse backgrounds have joined with friends to take action on a range of issues from saving bees to helping in a food bank.
George will talk about how he came to write the book and the challenges in getting it published.
Books will be available for purchase at $15.00. They are also available online with free shipping at: Book Depository https://www.bookdepository.com/How-Hope-Became-Activist-George-M-Johnson/9781913680008?ref=grid-view&qid=1604780450955&sr=1-3
FAIRTRADE Canada and UK will be promoting "How Hope." This is FAIRTRADE month, and $1.00 from each copy sold will be donated to FAIRTRADE Canada
The event also intends to commemorate the UN Universal Children's Day on November 20th.
George M. Johnson first became an activist in Grade Five when he and his class raised awareness about pollution and removed rubbish from Grindstone Creek in Waterdown, Ontario. Since 1991 when he moved to Kamloops, British Columbia, he has been the Chair of Global and Community Action at Kamloops United Church, and actually wrote and performed in the play and anti-fashion show described in How Hope Became an Activist. He is an award-winning writer, passionate about telling stories with humour to create empathy and provoke change. In 2019 he received the Y.M.C.A. Peace Medal for his social justice work and writing. He is a Professor and Chair of the English and Modern Languages Department at Thompson Rivers University. He and his wife Nina have two children.
Thank you to Anita Strong at The Smorgasbord for hosting this event.
COVID-19 protocols will be in effect. Limited to 20 people. Please wear a mask.
The Smorgasbord (View)
225 7th Ave, Kamloops BC
Kamloops, BC V2C 3S8
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