RISE UP! A Conversation with the Reverend Al Sharpton

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
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Presented in partnership with the Fisher Center at Bard.

The Reverend Al SharptonRISE UP by Reverend Al Sharpton

Photo by Michael Frost

Oblong Books & Music is pleased to partner with the Fisher Center at Bard to present a virtual event featuring the Reverend Al Sharpton for his new book RISE UP - a rousing call to action for today’s turbulent political moment, drawing on lessons learned from Reverend Sharpton’s unique experience as a politician, television and radio host, and civil rights leader.

Interlocutor to be announced.

Tickets: $32 - Your ticket to this exclusive live-streamed event includes a copy of RISE UP (with a bookplate signed by Rev. Al Sharpton).

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IMPORTANT: Virtual ticket holders will receive a reminder email from the Fisher Center at Bard on Tuesday, September 29 that contains a private link to the event.

Books will ship early October.

Book Description


A rousing call to action for today's turbulent political moment, drawing on lessons learned from Reverend Sharpton's unique experience as a politician, television and radio host, and civil rights leader.

When the young Alfred Charles Sharpton told his mother he wanted to be a preacher, little did he know that his journey would also lead him to prominence as a politician, founder of the National Action Network, civil rights activist, and television and radio talk show host. His enduring ability and willingness to take on the political power structure makes him the preeminent voice for the modern era, a time unprecedented in its challenges.

In Rise Up, Reverend Sharpton revisits the highlights of the Obama administration, the 2016 election and Trump's subsequent hold on the GOP, and draws on his decades-long experience with other key players in politics and activism, including Shirley Chisholm, Hillary Clinton, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and more.

Beginning with a foreword by Michael Eric Dyson and closing with Rev. Sharpton's moving eulogy for George Floyd, Rise Up offers timeless lessons for anyone who's stood at the crossroads of their personal or political life, weighing their choices of how to proceed.


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