Why would you ever tell Symone D. Sanders to Shut Up?
You should know by now she always speaks truth to power!
With release of her new book, the 2020 United States presidential election fast
approaching, and everyday occurrences unfolding before our very own eyes
we have a lot to talk about!
Yes, Symone will be in the LITerature Lounge to address your concerns and answer your questions!
Now, are you ready for Symone D. Sanders?
“Symone’s honest and profound reflection on standing up and speaking out is sure to inspire young people across the country to become the change agents the world needs.” — Congresswoman Maxine Waters
In this rousing call to leadership, the self-described millennial spokesperson for the culture, CNN’s designated "woke AF" former commentator, and the youngest national press secretary in the history of the United States shares her take-no-prisoners approach to life, politics, and career success, and shows a new generation how to be loud and powerful in their own right.
Many people—most notably white older men—may try to stop Symone Sanders from speaking up and out. But Symone will NOT shut up. And neither should you. In this inspiring call-to-action, Symone tells stories from her own life of not-shutting-up alongside loud young revolutionaries who came before her to help you find your authentic voice and use it to your advantage; to fight ideological battles more effectively; and to resist those who try to silence you.
We are all gurus, masterminds, artists, entrepreneurs—we are the change agents we have been waiting for. IT IS US. And the time is RIGHT NOW. I know you’re wondering, “But HOW?” And we don’t have all the answers! Symone is the first to admit we’re all winging it in one way or another. But the point is we’re out there doing it. So get started. Open your mouth and start talking. Loudly.
No You Shut Up goes beyond the surplus of “Vote-Or-Die” books we’ve seen before. Because change doesn’t just happen at the ballot box. We need people fighting oppression, injustice, and inequality—in the workplace, on the cultural battlefield, in government, in every corner of the world. With spirited storytelling filtered through a voice that cannot and will not be ignored, Symone inspires you to start now. You don’t need to have all the answers, or wait your turn to help create the change you want to see. All you need is a new toolbox, an unshakable commitment, and the confidence and guidance to wield those tools effectively.
26th National President of Jack & Jill of America, Inc.
Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, Ph.D.
17th National President of The Links, Incorporated &
The Links Foundation, Incorporated
Icilma V. Fergus MD
Associate Professor of Medicine & Director of Cardiovascular
Disparities at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Gwainevere Catchings Hess
The Black Women’s Agenda Inc.
NYS Attorney General