Tucson Festival of Books

Mark Daley



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Mark Daley is a social activist, entrpreneur and foster parent. Daley has over two decades of experience in message devleopment, communication strategy and public policy, including as a communications director and spokesperson for then-Senator Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign. He has worked with more than thirty members of Congress, numerous governors and other elected officials. He is the founder of One Iowa, the state's largest LGBTQ+ equality organization, and TheFosterParent.com, a national platform to connect interested families with foster organizations. His book is "Safe: A Memoir of Fatherhood, Foster Care, and the Risks We Take for Family." Daley lives in Southern California with his husband.  

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Communities: LGBTQ+


Scheduled events:
Uneasy Family Ties
What does it mean to be a family - when you are in foster care, when a parent leaves you or when you are living between two cultures? What coping mechanisms or choices shape overcoming adversities leading to survival and triumph?

Student Union Sabino (Seats 87)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Mark Daley, Brittany Means, Deborah Taffa
Moderator: Kathleen Quigley
Heavy Lifting of Social Reform
Can one person make a difference? Today our three panelists will explain how their personal experience and tireless research sought to do just that. Their books explore foster care, police training and discipline, and mental health treatment. All three issues affect minority communities. All three call for reform.

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Mark Daley, Antonia Hylton, Edwin Raymond
Moderator: Mary Chinwe Okoye

Book:
Safe
A Memoir of Fatherhood, Foster Care, and the Risks We Take for Family
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Atria Books
January 2024
ISBN 9781668008782
304 pages
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