State of Emergency: The Fight is NOW!

Event date: 
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Virtual - via Crowdcast

Tamika D. Mallory is a trailblazing social justice leader, movement strategist, globally recognized civil rights activist, co-founder Until Freedom and the historic Women’s March, and author of STATE OF EMERGENCY. She served as the youngest ever Executive Director of the National Action Network. Her speech in the wake of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN--entitled State of Emergency--was dubbed “the speech of a generation” by ABC News. Mallory is an expert in the areas of gun violence prevention, criminal justice reform, and grassroots organizing. 

Erica Campbell has released two solo albums as well as seven albums with her sister as part of the dynamic duo “Mary Mary.” Campbell has received numerous awards and accolades. Her debut solo album “Help” won a 2015 Grammy Award for Best Gospel Album as well as eight Stellar Awards. Campbell is the host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell” that can be heard weekdays 6am-10am EST in about 40 markets, while ministering internationally.  Learn More>>

La La Anthony is an actress, producer, New York Times best-selling author and entrepreneur. La La is best known for her role as Lakeisha Grant on the hit show, “Power,” which wrapped its sixth and final season on Starz in 2020. Anthony has since joined the cast of SHOWTIME’s The Chi and announced that she will be starring in indie drama Gypsy Moon with Lena Headey and Sam Worthington. La La has also teamed up with Issa Rae to executive produce the upcoming horror comedy for Universal Pictures, Juju. Learn More>>

Trae Tha Truth TRUTH by definition is the quality or state of being true. Frazier Othel Thompson III known internationally as Trae Tha Truth defines the term as “transparency, or being truthful with oneself and standing for who and what you believe in”. Anybody who knows the proud Houston native can attest to his resolve to be and do just that. According to fellow rapper and friend Jeezy, Trae has morphed from a villain to a superhero right before our very eyes. Even now it’s easier to fixate on his no-nonsense demeanor, menacing stare and other attributes that make him...well intimidating. But there are thousands, perhaps even millions of people who see him in a totally different light. In fact, the brilliance of Trae’s light, even cast from darkness is practically blinding.  Learn More>>

Moderator Bianca Torres is the Managing Editor at XXL Magazine. Prior to working in media, Bianca worked in the social services field as a case manager helping low-income families obtain services for their children. She is a native New Yorker, born in Jamaica, Queens and raised in The Bronx. Her upbringing combined with her professional experiences keep Bianca grounded in her roots, being no stranger to the injustices that Black and Brown communities face on a daily basis. Learn More>>

Ashley Carr, a Dallas native and the oldest sister of Atatiana Jefferson, is a Special Revenue Senior Budget Analyst at Houston ISD.

Ashley Carr received her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Texas Southern University. After being a secondary math educator for 7 years. Ashley Carr obtained her Master of Science in Finance from University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas while continuing to educate high school students in urban communities. Ashley Carr’s is a graduate of the TASBO Emerging Leader 2019 Cohort, and obtained the education finance certification from Georgetown University among other distinctions in the field.

​Ashley Carr is an active member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Ashley is a co-founder of “The Atatiana Project”, a non-profit whose mission is to exposed youth in urban communities to S.T.E.A.M. as well as a co-founder of Sisters of the Movement, a nonprofit made up of sisters who have lost siblings to police brutality. 

Amber Carr is Atatiana Jefferson's sister. Amber is the mother of Zion and Zayden. Amber is the owner and operator of Nailed by Amber K. Amber Carr is also a certified medical assistant in the state of Texas. Amber has survived two major heart operations since 2016. 

Amber is apart of several nonprofit: Atatiana Project, a nonprofit dedicated to exposing youth in urban communities to S.T.E.A.M.  Sisters of the Movement, a nonprofit made up of sisters of police brutality victims that have a common goal to reform laws that affect our community. We are Her, a nonprofit which focuses on mentoring young women from elementary and beyond college. 

The Dock Bookshop is beyond excited to welcome Tamika Mallory to our virtual event space to celebrate the launch of her new book State of Emergency! This timely conversation will take place on Friday, May 21st at 6pm CT. The event is exclusively on via Crowdcast. This is a ticketed event and requires advance purchase of Tamika's new book and event fee.  Each ticket includes a copy of the book and the link to access the event (shipping option not included).  The first 150 people to purchase a ticket/book will receive a signed copy of the book!  Thank you for supporting indie bookstore events.

***For every ticket purchase, We will send a $5 donation to Until Freedom, an organization on the frontlines fighting for justice and focusing on police accountability and criminal justice reform.***