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BOOKS: Meet Jamal Joseph, author of "Panther Baby"

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Columbia J-school's MA in Arts and Culture program presents dialogues with dynamic writers and artists of varying backgrounds. Jamal Joseph is a writer, activist, and educator. As a former Black Panther Party member, his life has been shaped by a youth spent in prison for his radical activities with the party. While incarcerated he immersed himself in education and penned a series of poems and plays. Now a professor at Columbia's School of the Arts film department, Joseph has just published his memoir Panther Baby (Algonquin). He joins us to discuss community activism, post-race dynamics, what it's like to be Tupac Shakur's godfather and mentor. Joseph will have a conversation with Lynsey Saunders and Angie Brar. The show is produced by Marina Garcia-Vasquez, Jacob Gordon, Manami Okazaki, and Ayano Hodouchi. Executive producer: Prof. Alisa Solomon. Email your questions to marina@mg-v.com.