A Conversation with Tre Johnson (Author of forthcoming book, Black Genius)

A Conversation with Tre Johnson (Author of forthcoming book, Black Genius)

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Join us for a conversation about race, culture, and leadership with Tre Johnson, author of forthcoming book "Black Genius" (2023).

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Join The Proximity Project for a conversation with Tre Johnson author of forthcoming book "Black Genius" (2023).

100% of proceeds from the speaker event will benefit humanitarian needs in Ukraine through the Ukraine Grassroots Leaders Fund.

Tre Johnson is a freelance writer on race and culture based in Philadelphia. His first book, “Black Genius: Our Celebrations and Our Destructions” is forthcoming in summer 2023 with Dutton/Penguin Random House.

Tre has written dozens of powerful pieces including: "When black people are in pain, white people just join book clubs" (Washington Post).

Tre Johnson's work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Vox, The New York Times, Slate, Vanity Fair, The Grio and other outlets. He has also provided media commentary via appearances on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon; CBS Morning Show; PBS NewsHour; NPR’s Morning Edition and various podcasts. He is an alum of Pahara NextGen and the 2019 Jack Jones ‘Culture, Too’ Writing Fellowship.

About the Ukraine Grassroots Leader Fund:

The Ukraine Grassroots Leader Fund supports courageous local leaders who are meeting critical needs in Ukraine in response to Russia's brutal invasion. Since being launched in March by Atnre Alleyne and Tatiana Poladko, the fund has supported grassroots efforts such as: Solomyanksi Kotyky, Zgraya UA, Diia.MY, Kryuvka Vilnykh, Misto Dobra, Partnership for Every Child, Zhytomyr Community Fund, Fortress Charitable Foundation, Save Sumy fund, Tse Moe Misto, 280DaysFund, etc.

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