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Author Talk with Brittany K. Barnett on “A Knock at Midnight”

Author Talk with Brittany K. Barnett on “A Knock at Midnight”

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Emily Jones
Email
ejones@uwfaith.org
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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Feb 08 2023
  • Time: 7:00 pm

Date

Feb 08 2023

Time

7:00 pm

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National Office Event

Author Talk with Brittany K. Barnett on “A Knock at Midnight”

Join us for a Reading Program Author Talk on Feb. 8, 7 pm ET.

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Join United Women in Faith members and friends for a special Reading Program Talk with Brittany K. Barnett, author of A Knock at Midnight: A Story of Hope, Justice and Freedom.

A Knock at Midnight: Brittany K. Barnett was a law student when she came across the case that would change her life forever—that of Sharanda Jones, single mother, business owner, and, like her, Black daughter of the rural South. A victim of America’s war on drugs, Sharanda had been separated from her young daughter and was serving a life sentence without parole for a first-time drug offense. As Barnett studied this case, a system came into focus with widespread racial injustice at the core of America’s addiction to incarceration. Moved, Barnett set to work to gain Sharanda’s freedom. The memoir is at once Barnett’s coming-of-age story and a powerful evocation of what it takes to bring hope and justice to a system built to resist them.

A Knock at Midnight appears on the 2023 Reading Program list as a Leadership Development selection. There is no cost to participate. All are welcome. Pre-reading of the book is not required, but it will enrich your experience of the author talk. Space is limited and registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Read more about Brittany K. Barnett here.