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‘Can We Please Give the Police Department to the Grandmothers?’ Storytime with Junauda Petrus

May 20, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration 2023 keynote addressee Junauda Petrus is back in town for a special pop-up family storytime reading of her children's book, Can We Please Give the Police Department to the Grandmothers?, in partnership with Kindred Thoughts Bookstore in Bridgeport!

Based on the viral poem by Coretta Scott King honoree Junauda Petrus, this picture book debut imagines a radically positive future where police aren’t in charge of public safety and community well-being.

Join Junauda for a read-aloud and hear about how this picture book incarnation of her poem came to be. Stick around afterward to purchase the book and have your copies signed and enjoy some treats!

Registration is required for this event. 

This event is located at Kindred Thoughts Bookstore in Bridgeport, Connecticut: 1001 Main St., Ste. 8 (Arcade Mall), Bridgeport, CT 06604.

Junauda Petrus is a writer, pleasure activist, filmmaker, and performance artist, born on Dakota land of Black-Caribbean descent. Her work centers around wildness, queerness, Black-diasporic-futurism, ancestral healing, sweetness, shimmer, and liberation. Her debut novel, The Stars and the Blackness Between Them, earned a Coretta Scott King honor. She lives in Minneapolis with her wife and family.


May 20, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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Kindred Thoughts Bookstore
1001 Main St., Ste 8
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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