May 5, 2018
John Brown Farm State Historic Site, Lake Placid
We want to cordially invite you to join us for John Brown Day, an exciting day of celebration in which we honor women and men whose work invokes the passion and conviction of the 19th-century abolitionist who dedicated his life to the cause of liberation!
This years awardees are:
Jen Kretser, Director of Programs and the Youth Climate Initiative at The Wild Center. Jen is a youth champion, a mentor, a motivating force who has committed herself to climate activism.
Soffiyah Elijah, Executive Director of the Harlem-based Alliance of Families for Justice. Soffiyah is an advocate, attorney, scholar, and educator who has dedicated her life to human rights and social activism.
Martín Espada, Poet. Martín is an award-winning poet, teacher, attorney and activist committed to social justice, especially for the Latino/a community. Martín Espada awarded 2018 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.
Musical guests include Oneida, NY’s own Max Alden Smith, and Dawn Taylor Watson who Blues Music Magazine called “One of Canada’s true Blues treasures”. We’ll also be joined by author and playwright Calvin Ramsey.
Reception follows at 5:00 PM at the Olympic Jumping Complex. Reception tickets are $30 per person and include a drink ticket. To reserve your tickets for the reception please click below.
We invite you to come early to the Farm to walk the trails or visit the “Dreaming of Timbuctoo” exhibit. Reserve Reception Tickets | John_Brown_Day_2018_Flyer_final