“Writers on Writing” Radio Show with
Dr. Brenda M. Greene, Executive Director
Featured Guest: Khary Lazarre-White
Sunday, June 3, 2018, and June 10, 2018
7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Medgar Evers College, CUNY
WNYE 91.5 FM
Listen at www.wmecradio.com
Dr. Brenda Greene and Khary Lazarre-White, writer, social justice activist and attorney, discuss Passage (Seven Stories Press, 2017). Greene and Lazarre-White discuss the themes in this coming-of-age novel and Lazarre-White’s work with The Brotherhood/Sister Sol, a youth organization that he co-founded in 1995. Brotherhood/Sister Sol provides comprehensive programming on issues such as leadership, educational achievement, social justice and politics. Passage is the story of Warrior, a young Black man growing up in New York City. Warrior is an old soul carrying the memories of his ancestors and surrounded by a loving mother, father, and sister. His journey addresses the spiritual, emotional, and social needs of Warrior. Although the novel takes place in the 1990s, it also reflects the challenges facing young Black men today.
About the Author:
Khari Lazarre-White is a writer, social justice activist attorney who has dedicated his life to addressing the educational outcomes and opportunities for young people of color at key life stages. His support base is far-reaching and diverse and he has built his organization over the last 22 years. Lazarre-White has written for the Huffington Post, NYU Press, Nation Books and MSNBC.com; and has edited three books. Passage is his debut novel.