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Book Launch: “A Renaissance of Our Own” by Rachel Cargle

May 17, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Cafe con Libros Presents: Book Launch: “A Renaissance of Our Own by Rachel Cargle.

Please join us for a beautifully curated night of performances, readings and dialogue with Rachel Cargle and Elizabeth Gilbert.

About the Book:

From a highly lauded modern voice in feminism and racial justice comes a deeply personal and insightful approach to the power of reimagining to dismantle the frameworks and systems that no longer serve us while building liberating new ones.

About the Author:

Rachel Elizabeth Cargle is an activist, entrepreneur, and philanthropic innovator. She is the founder of The Loveland Group; a family of companies including Elizabeth’s Bookshop & Writing Centre, a literary space that celebrates marginalized voices and The Great Unlearn, an adult learning platform that centers the teaching of BIPOC thinkers. In 2018, she founded The Loveland Foundation, offering free access to mental health care for Black women and girls. Cargle is a regular contributor to Cultured Magazine, Atmos, and The Cut, and her work has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The New Yorker.

About the Conversation Partner:

Elizabeth Gilbert is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Magic, Eat Pray Love, and The Signature of All Things, as well as several other internationally bestselling books. She has been a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her latest novel, City of Girls, comes out in June, 2019.

About the Performance:

Nicole Cardoza (she/her) is a magician and storyteller. Over the past two years, she’s toured the country and performed at universities, exclusive venues, for corporations and private events.

As a performer, Nicole shares her perspective on stage magic as a Black queer woman, the history and future of Black magicians, and encourages us to find the magic inherent in us all.

She’s also the founder of Reclamation Ventures, a venture studio creating and incubating ideas for our collective wellbeing. It also manages the Reclamation Ventures Fund, which provides philanthropic and early-stage investments in individuals and organizations making wellness more accessible. Over the past two years, it’s granted over $500,000 in direct support to marginalized wellness leaders.

Nicole’s first published book, Mindful Moves, a mindfulness book for children, was published in Spring 2021. She identifies as a queer Black woman.


May 17, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Cafe con Libros
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St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church
157 Montague Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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