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Hear Shirley Sherrod Speak About the Politics of Fear

Shirley Sherrod

talks about her book, The Courage to Hope: How I Stood Up to the Politics of Fear.

Shirley Sherrod, former U.S.D.A. Georgia State Director of Rural Development, was fired from her job in July, 2010, after a conservative blogger published clips from a speech she had made several months earlier that were misconstrued as reverse racism. In her memoir, Sherrod shares what it was like to be in the center of a very public debate and how growing up in segregated Georgia during the Civil Rights movement helped prepare her for the firestorm.

Shirley Sherrod lectures nationally on issues of importance to middle class families, the poor and small communities. She promotes empowerment strategies for economically and socially disadvantaged people and runs educational projects for struggling farmers.

Marc Steiner of WEAA-FM will lead the conversation with Shirley Sherrod.

(Free admission)

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  • Paul

    This was a talk that needs to be told. The trials and tribulations that Ms. Sherrod has faced, and the racism and lies she has endured while being abandoned by her friends (and even the president) no one should have to face. She has persevered and still succeeds in her work to address racism continues. It was great to see so many BES Members present.

    February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am so upset that I will miss this! I hope that there will be a recording or something like that. I would so love this.

    February 13, 2013

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