Monday, Jun 15, 2020 7:00 PM
Atlanta History Center on Zoom
The Atlanta History Center welcomes Stacey Abrams, 2018 Democratic gubernatorial nominee, former Georgia House Democratic Leader, and founder and chair of Fair Fight, for an exclusive virtual discussion of her new book, “Our Time is Now” on Monday, June 15, at 7:00 p.m. (EST).
Pre-order a signed edition of “Our Time is Now” via the purchase button below to obtain your private invitation link. Please be sure to include your current email address at checkout. Your access code will arrive via email from A Cappella Books a day ahead of the program.
Your signed book will arrive via shipping or local delivery (where applicable) shortly after the author program.
About the Book
Celebrated national leader and New York Times bestselling author Stacey Abrams offers a blueprint to end voter suppression, empower our citizens, and take back our country. A recognized expert on fair voting and civic engagement, Abrams chronicles a chilling account of how the right to vote and the principle of democracy have been and continue to be under attack. Abrams would have been the first African American woman governor, running the most innovative race in modern politics as the Democratic nominee in Georgia. Abrams didn’t become Governor, but she has not conceded. The book compellingly argues for the importance of robust voter protections, an elevation of identity politics, engagement in the census, and a return to moral international leadership.
"Our Time is Now" draws on extensive research from national organizations and renowned scholars, as well as anecdotes from her life and others’ who have fought throughout our country’s history for the power to be heard. The stakes could not be higher. Here are concrete solutions and inspiration to stand up for who we are—now.
About the Author
Stacey Abrams is the New York Times bestselling author of "Lead from the Outside," a serial entrepreneur, nonprofit CEO, and political leader. After serving eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives, seven as minority leader, Abrams became the 2018 Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia, where she won more votes than any other Democrat in the state’s history. She has founded multiple organizations devoted to voting rights, training and hiring young people of color, and tackling social issues at both the state and national levels; and she is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a 2012 recipient of the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award. Abrams received degrees from Spelman College, the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, and Yale Law School. Dedicated to civic engagement, she founded the New Georgia Project, and most recently, founded Fair Fight to promote fair elections in Georgia and across the country, and Fair Count to ensure an accurate national census for hard-to-count communities