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A Conversation with Alison Hart and Multiracial Americans of Southern California
By Sentinel News Service
Published September 24, 2018

Join Multiracial Americans of Southern California (MASC) and Alison Hart for a reading and conversation about Hart’s new novel Mostly White on

Saturday, October 27 at 4 PM
Los Angeles Public Library
630 W 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Spanning four generations of a mixed-race family, Mostly White is a powerful tale of inter-generational trauma and the healing brought by wildness, music, and the resilience of women. From Emma, who survives the abuse of an Indian residential school in 1890s Maine, to Ella, who navigates color lines in 1980s New York City, Alison Hart’s unforgettable characters fight to form their own identities and honor the call of their ancestors.

“The trickle-down effect of genocidal practices and values; many of you have forgotten but our souls bear the costs of your purposely lost memories. Here are some of those soul stories…read and weep for us all. Thank you, Alison, for remembering the ancestors.”

—ABBY ABINANTI, Yurok, Chief Judge of the Yurok Tribal Court

“In a world clamoring for diverse voices and characters in whom readers can see themselves, as well as learning about people different from themselves, Alison Hart’s Mostly White is a beacon. Through the story of four generations of women, from a mixed-race Native and African American family, our eyes and hearts are opened to a world we may not know, but should.”

—ANDREW WEINER, Abrams Books

Alison Hart is a mixed-race African American, Passamaquoddy Native American, Irish, Scottish, and English woman of color. She studied theater at New York University, and later found her voice as a writer. Her poetry collection Temp Words was published by Cosmo Press in 2015, and her poems appear in Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California (Scarlet Tanager Books, 2016) and elsewhere. Hart lives in Alameda, California.  

MASC creates activities and designs programs to educate, advocate for, and promote social justice for the multiracial community and increase awareness and understanding among the public about multiracial/multiethnic issues.

This event is free and open to the public.

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