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Homeboy: Book Talk with Jawara Griffin

August 22, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Jawara Griffin as he shares his story and discusses his memior, Homeboy.

At the age of eight, Jawara Griffin was left alone with three of his brothers and one sister in their dilapidated home in North Philadelphia. He struggled, stole and somehow made it through with just a few shared pieces of clothing and torn up pair of sneakers. Later, wrenched away from his siblings due to his mother’s drug addiction, Jawara was moved from group home to group home and was dubbed a “home boy” by his cruel classmates in school. Throughout all this he persevered and followed the advice of a teacher to keep a smile on his face at all times and fight for what he wanted. His positive mindset paid off, and today Jawara is a successful Attorney.

By sharing his story, Jawara hopes to inspire others by reassuring them that “No matter what you are going through today, I promise you, you will all be winners in life.” He also seeks to reach those working with and providing services to youth in the child welfare system, motivating them to provide the best care and mentorship possbile.

Ticketing – Receive a copy of Homeboy when you spend over $20 on your ticket. All proceeds support More Than Words, a non-profit social enterprise empowering youth to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a buisness. Tickets are available on a pay-what-you-can basis, and are not tax deductible donations.

Details

Date:
August 22, 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/homeboy-book-talk-with-jawara-griffin-tickets-65473395689

Organizer

More Than Words
Phone:
671-674-5557
Website:
671-674-555

Venue

More Than Words
242 East Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02118, United States, 242 East Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02118 United States
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Phone:
6176745557
Website:
www.mtwyouth.org

Did You Know?

Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.