You’re invited to the following upcoming Word Warrior book events.  Past events are in italics. 

HAPPY 2018!

April 12-13, 2018 Organization of American Historians Conference, Sacramento, CA    
May 19-20, 2018 Biographers International Organization Conference, New York, NY





January 12, 2017 American Association of University Women Luncheon, Amici’s Restaurant, St. Augustine, FL, 11:30am  
March 11, 2017 African American Museum and Library of Oakland, Oakland, CA, 2:00pm
March 14, 2017 Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 6:30pm


March 15, 2017 Laney College, Media Communications Department, Oakland, CA, Noon
April 1, 2017 Media and Civil Rights History Symposium, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
April 22-25, 2017 Broadcast Education Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV
May 19-20, 2017 Biographers International Organization Conference, Boston, MA
May 23, 2017 New Directions in African American History Series, Delaware Historical Society, Wilmington, DE, 6:00pm
July 28, 2017 Affirmative Lives: Black Students & Affirmative Action at the University of Chicago, Black Metropolis Research Consortium, Stony Island Arts Bank, Chicago, IL, 5:30pm
August 3, 2017 Preserving African American and Civil Rights Radio Collections, Association of African American Museums, Washington, DC,   2:15pm
October 14, 2017 Chicago Black History Forum, Du Sable Museum of African American History, Chicago, IL, Noon-1:30pm, Free
October 21, 2017 South Oakwood-Brookhaven Neighborhood Organization, Esther Johnson Scholarship Luncheon, Chicago, IL, Noon
November 2-4, 2017 Radio Preservation Task Force Conference, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

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February 3, 2016 “Books & Beyond,” Library of Congress, Madison Building, Montpelier Room, Washington, DC, Noon-1:00pm

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February 17, 2016 St. Augustine Public Library, Main Branch, St. Augustine, FL, 12:30pm

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February 18, 2016 Flagler College, Solarium, St. Augustine, FL, 7:00pm


February 21, 2016 Olive Branch Community Church, Rectory, Sandy Spring, MD, 10:30am  

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February 26-27, 2016 Radio Preservation Task Force Conference, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, & University of Maryland, College Park, MD


March 24-25, 2016 Ohio University, School of Media Arts and Studies, Athens, OH
April 18-20, 2016 Broadcast Education Association Conference, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV


June 3, 2016 BIO Biographers International Organization, Authors’ Afternoon Readings, Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA, 4:15-5:45pm
June 4, 2016 Biographers International Organization Conference, Richmond, VA, 9:30-10:30amSonja_BIO2016
June 5, 2016 Biographers International Organization Book Bash, Hardywood Craft Brewery, Richmond, VA, Noon-3:00pm
July 10, 2016 Afro-American Genealogical and Historical Society of Chicago, Atlas Senior Citizens Center, 1767 E 79th St., Chicago, IL, 1:15-3:30pm
July 15, 2016 Mather Lifeways Cafe, 33 E. 83rd St., Chicago, IL, 1:00pm
July 16, 2016 Harlem Book Fair, QBR’s 2016 Phyllis Wheatley Book Awards, Harlem Hospital Atrium, New York, NY, 5:00pm


(with my Music & Art High School buddies)

July 19, 2016

Black Music & Civil Rights, March on Washington Film Festival, NPR, Washington, DC, 6:30pm

Sonja Williams, Jonathan Jackson, Al Webb, Jacquie Gales Webb

(Sonja Williams, Jonathan Jackson, Al Bell and Jacquie Gales Webb)


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August 5, 2016 National Association of Black Journalists Convention, Authors Showcase, “Tell Me a Story: Compelling Narrative Nonfiction Writing and the Authors Who Create Them,” Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC, 10:45am
October 15, 2016 Midwest Regional High School and College Radio/Webcast Conference, Columbia College, Chicago,IL, 11:00-Noon
November 5, 2016 Biography Beyond Borders Symposium, Oxford Centre for Life-Writing, Wolfson College, University of Oxford, Oxford, England, 9:30am-6:30pm
November 18, 2016 Authors Showcase, Washington Chapter of the Women’s National Book Association and the School of Global Journalism and Communication, Morgan State University, 4905 Perring Parkway, Baltimore, MD, 5:00-8:00pm
March 12, 2015 National Council of Black Studies Conference, Los Angeles, CA
April 8, 2015 School of Communications Authors Night, Howard University Bookstore, Washington, DC
April 12 – 15, 2015 Broadcast Education Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV
June 5 – 6, 2015 Biographers International Organization Annual Conference, National Press Club, Washington, DC
August 6 – 9, 2015 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, San Francisco, CA
   SANKOFAP&P Audience
September 12, 2015 Politics and Prose Bookstore, Washington, DC, 1:00pm
September 12, 2015 Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe, Washington, DC, 4:30pm
September 23, 2015 Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, Savannah State University, Savannah, GA, 10:00am
September 24 – 25, 2015 Book LaunchAssociation for the Study of African American Life and History Conference, Atlanta, GA
September 26, 2015 Medu Bookstore, Atlanta, GA, 2-5:00pm
September 27, 2015 Quail Ridge Books & Music, Raleigh, NC, 2:00pm

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September 28, 2015 The Regulator Bookstore, Durham, NC, 7:00pm


September 29, 2015 Center for Documentary Studies & Forum for Scholars and Publics, Duke University, Durham, NC, Noon


October 1, 2015 Barnes & Noble Bookstore@Howard University, Washington, DC, 5:30pm


October 2, 2015 Fall for the Book Festival, George Mason University, Sandy Spring Bank Tent, Johnson Center Plaza, Fairfax, VA, 1:30pm
October 14, 2015 Seminary Co-op Bookstore, Chicago, IL, 6:00pm
October 15, 2015 Bronzeville Historical Society Salon, Chicago, IL, 3:00pm
October 17, 2015 Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection, Carter G. Woodson Regional Library, Chicago, IL, 2:00pm


October 19, 2015 St. Clair Drake Center, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL, 2:00pm


October 24, 2015 DC Author Festival, Martin Luther King Jr. Public Library, Washington, DC, 10:00am-5:00pm (I’ll talk about my book from 2-2:30 pm)


October 25, 2015 Anacostia Community Museum, Washington, DC, 2:00pm


October 26, 2015 Bus Boys and Poets – Brookland, Washington, DC, 6:00pm

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October 27, 2015 Enoch Pratt Free Library, Brown Lecture Series, Baltimore, MD, 6:30pm


November 5, 2015 Laurel Book Store, Oakland, CA, 6:00pm

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November 8, 2015 Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, Ebony Repertory Theater, Los Angeles, CA, 3:00pm

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November 17, 2015 National Press Club Annual Book Fair & Authors’ Night, Washington, DC, 5:30-8:30pm

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November 22, 2015 Miami Book Fair International, Miami, FL, 12:30pm


December 5, 2015 Seventh Annual Langston Hughes Literary Festival, Queens Library’s Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center, Queens, NY, 10:30am

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December 5, 2015 MIST Studios, Harlem, NY, 2:00pm

Irene & Crystal    Doris & Sonja


December 11, 2015 The Missouri/Kansas Friends of People’s World, 12th Annual Working Class Media & Democracy Forum, St. Louis, MO, 63118, 7:00pm.

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December 17, 2015 Authors in Conversation: Voices of Freedom – Black Journalism in History and Literature, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA, 6:30pm



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