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Drowning in America: An Online Event

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A multi-dimensional online event centered around Echo's experiences of struggling to survive after a life-threatening illness.

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  • PART 1: Echo will be speaking for 10-15 minutes on her editorial piece "Drowning in America." Event attendees are encouraged to read and share the piece before the event if at all possible. Echo will also share generally how she's doing.
  • PART 2: Q&A with Echo. Echo will be answering your questions. She will take questions at the event. You can also submit a question ahead of time.
  • PART 3: Fundraising update! Why the heck are we now trying to raise 200K. Come find out.
  • PART 4: How you can help. What does Echo need to get through this journey and how you can help.
  • PART 5: The community engagement part of the event. We'll ask a few people to share what 2020 was like for them or experiences of drowning in America.
  • PART 6: A special giveaway for (some) participants.

YES, we will be meticulously managing the time and will finish on time. Maybe ten minutes later, ha!

If you have questions about any of the above, email echo@echobrown.com

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BRIEF SUMMARY OF OUR UPCOMING EVENT:

How do you build a successful fundraising or personal campaign that leverages the power of community? We're gonna tell you everything we've done thus far. You don't want to miss this one. More details including date and time will be emailed out soon.

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WHO IS ECHO?

Echo Brown is a writer and storyteller from Cleveland, Ohio. She is best known for her one- woman show Black Virgins Are Not for Hipsters, which Alice Walker Praised as “powerful and stunning.” Her first book, the award-winning Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard is available here. Her second book: The Chosen One: A First-Generation Ivy League Odyssey is forthcoming from Christy Ottaviano Books/Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in January 2022. Echo is currently based in Cleveland, Ohio.

Echo needs a kidney. If you are open to donating, click here. There is also a fundraiser being set up on Echo’s behalf to help with medical debt and general cost of living during this challenging time. If you are able to donate, please click here.

Recent Features of Echo include Fox 8 News and People Magazine.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to attend this event on the above date and time, it will be re-broadcast on a later date. If you would like to be added to a list to receive the re-broadcast, email echo@echobrown.com.

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Echo Brown is a writer & performer who has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Oakland Tribune, and KQED. After her mega-hit one-woman show, Black Virgins Are Not for Hipsters, which played to sold-out houses in San Francisco and Berkeley for 15 months, Echo attracted the attention of TV networks, literary agencies, and international audiences. She is currently working on a book and web-series based on the show.

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