Tucson Festival of Books

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.


Panelists
Mark Daley

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....

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Antonia Hylton

Antonia Hylton is a Peabody and Emmy-award winning journalist at NBC News reporting on politics and civil rights, and she is the co-host of the hit podcasts "Southlake" and "Grapevine." She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, where she received prizes for her investigative research on race, mass incarceration and the history of psychiatry....

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Edwin Raymond

Edwin Raymond, a 15 year veteran of the New York Police Department, is one of the nation’s leading voices on criminal justice reform. He has received numerous accolades, including a Commanding Officer’s Award for exceptional duty, an NAACP Courage and Leadership Award, an International Documentary Association’s Courage Under Fire Award and a Doc Star of the Month Award....

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Books:
Safe
A Memoir of Fatherhood, Foster Care, and the Risks We Take for Family
Mark Daley
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Atria Books
January 2024
ISBN 9781668008782
304 pages
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Madness
Race and Insanity in a Jim Crow Asylum
Antonia Hylton
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Grand Central Publishing
January 2024
ISBN 9781538723692
368 pages
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An Inconvenient Cop
My Fight to Change Policing in America
Edwin Raymond
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Penguin
October 2023
ISBN 9780593653166
352 pages
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