*The Leimert Park Village Book Fair (LPVBF) is excited to announce civil rights attorney and media personality Areva Martin as its 2021 book fair ambassador. Martin is the author of Awakening: Ladies, Leadership, and Lies We’ve Been Told.
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Areva Martin: Today’s Voice On Issues That Matter
As women, we’ve been encouraged to proudly and boldly take our seat at the table. But what happens when the door is locked, and we can’t enter the room with the table? What does it say when women take a seat at the table but aren’t given the chance to own that table? What does this say about women? And what does it say about our value? It says that it’s up to us, as women, to redefine it.
Women have demonstrated we are willing to do the work, to log the long hours, to make the sacrifices—but you can’t lean into a door that’s barred shut. The system has to change.