November 11th, 6:30PM
The Academi of Life Present
Conversation and Concert with Peter Buffett
Broad Street Ball Room 41 Broad Street NY, NY
Did you know that Peter Buffett has a record with Akon? Tonight Peter Buffet will present a evening that will resonate with everyaudience member looking to lead a more fulfilling life and leave a meaningful legacy.
Peter is an author, musician and out-standing philanthropist. You may think that with a last name like his Peter could just enjoy a life of endless privilege as the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett but, Peter says, he lives by his father’s creed: the only real inheritance one has is when one forge their own path in life regardless of their circumstances. It is a creed that has allowed him to follow his own passions, establish his own identity, and reap his own successes.
November 12, 6PM
A Policy advisor in the NY City Mayor’s Office on issues of long term planning and sustainability Mr. Abdul-Martin is often heard on Public Radio sharing his views on the green economy, faith and America.
The Last Block In Harlem
Set in Harlem, this book deals with the gentrification of Harlem and the grassroots efforts of its residents to improve matters from the inside out, stemming the rash of eviction of residents. Check out the Harlem World Radio interview with Mr. Herz.
November 19, 6PM
Dr. Julianne Malveaux
Surviving and Thriving: 365 Facts in Black Economic History.
No question, our conversation in Harlem must move toward economic empowerment. Today, more than ever, we see the influence of money on decisions whether those decisions benefit people or not. Dr. Malveaux’s new book chronicles Black economic achievements and set out to demonstrate the economic prowess of African Americans, a group with $913 billion annual purchasing power. It also illustrates how Blacks have played a major role in the economic health of the nation and I argue world economies. Dr. Julianne Malveaux is an economist, author, commentator, and the Founder & Thought Leader of Last Word Productions. Currently, Julianne Malveaux is President of Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, North Carolina.
November 27 4PM
Bryan Collier, award-winning author and illustrator, has illustrated numerous children’s books, including Rosa by Nikki Giovanni which was awarded a Coretta Scott King Award and a Caldecott Honor. He also won a Coretta Scott King Award for Uptown, his first attempt at both writing and illustrating. He signs his new book Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet and Slave. This is a wonderful picture book that will be the perfect gift for the Holidays for little ones.
November 30, 6PM
John Hope Bryant
John Hope Bryant is passionate. Passionate about empowerment and mental liberation. When I met him, I was blown away by his authenticity, his passion, and yes, his amazing grasp of the needs of people in undeserved communities. His own story is so compelling that you’ll just have to come and hear it for yourself. From being homeless to rising as one of the country’s foremost global leaders, John knows that conquering fear with love leadership can lead to a life of aspiration and fulfillment. Just take a look at some of his words that reprograms minds from fear to love. Give yourself one gift for the holidays….spend an hour with John Hope Bryant at Hue-Man.
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