“How To Be Black” – A reading/signing/blackening with Baratunde Thurston

“How To Be Black” – A reading/signing/blackening with Baratunde Thurston

Session Type(s): Special Event

Starts: Thursday, Jun. 7 4:00 PM (Eastern)

Ends: Thursday, Jun. 7 5:00 PM (Eastern)

Catch comedian, New York Times best-selling author and regular Netroots black guy Baratunde as he shares slices of his new book, How To Be Black. He’ll take your questions (provided they don’t set back the cause of human rights) and sign your books (see previous condition) for an hour before emceeing the opening night keynote and Laughing Liberally showcase. If you don’t come to his book event, you’re a racist.


Baratunde Thurston


Baratunde is a politically-active, technology-loving comedian from the future. He co-founded the black political blog, Jack & Jill Politics and served as Director of Digital for The Onion. His book, How To Be Black, is a New York Times Best Seller and was published by Harper in February 2012. He is the founder of Cultivated Wit, a company that uses the power of comedy to make the world better and more understandable.

Other sessions: Test Screen Your Video, Opening keynote featuring Eric Schneiderman, Laughing Liberally

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