Malaak Compton-Rock and Alice Walker at Busboys & Poets This Week

There are some great events happening at Busboys & Poets (14th and V location) this week:

Tuesday, April 13:

6 PM (Langston Room) – Malaak Compton-Rock discusses her new book: “If It Takes a Village, Build One: How I Found Meaning Through a Life of Service and 100+ Ways You Can Too”. Service is the rent we pay for living” says preeminent children’s advocate Marian Wright Edelman and this is the motto by which Malaak Compton Rock, dedicated humanitarian and wife of comedian Chris Rock, lives her life. Part memoir, part practical guide, “If It Takes a Village, Build One” offers readers insightful advice on everything from how to find just the right volunteer opportunity, how to get kids involved in a life of service, how to research charities, and even how to start a nonprofit, as Malaak did several years ago. All of this practical wisdom is grounded in inspirational anecdotes about her own experience with service. — Free and open to all.

Wednesday, April 14:

6:30 PM – American novelist, short-story writer, poet, essayist, and activist Alice Walker will discuss her newest work ‘Overcoming Speechlessness: A Poet Encounters The Horror in Rwanda, Eastern Congo, and Palestine/Israel’. Alice Walker‘s latest works include both ‘Overcoming Speechlessness’ (2010) and ‘The World Has Changed: Conversations with Alice Walker’ (2010). This event is free is free and open to the public.