Thursday, January 23, 2020
Bel Air Events | 3014 S. Webster St. | Kokomo, Indiana
Hill Harper, noted actor (currently a star of ABC’s “The Good Doctor”),
New York Times best-selling author (including “Letters to a Young Brother”), and philanthropist (founder of the Manifest Your Destiny Foundation), is coming to Kokomo.
Mr. Harper will serve as the keynote speaker for Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo’s annual “Doing the Dream” community banquet to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of peace, service, and united. In his presentation, Mr. Harper will draw from his latest book, “Letters to an Incarcerated Brother,” a book written, as the extended title says, to offer “encouragement, hope, and healing for inmates and their loved ones.” It began with a moving letter he received from a 16-year-old inmate who, like many he’s heard from since, yearned for a connection to a successful role model. Citing disturbing statistics on African-American incarceration (one in six black men were incarcerated as of 2001 and now one in three can expect to go to prison some time in their lifetimes), Harper set out to address the specific needs of inmates in the book – a narrative he will share with his audience in Kokomo.
Tickets to the event are $50 for dinner and presentation. Seating is limited!
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