Join Author and Attorney Areva Martin for an Evening Focused on Female Leadership

November 5, 2021

Award-winning author, civil rights attorney and CNN Legal Analyst Areva Martin recently released her fourth book, “Awakening: Ladies, Leadership, and the Lies We’ve Been Told.” Female leadership is also the topic of her talk and book signing this week at St. Louis Public Radio.

Martin, a St. Louis native who lives in the Los Angeles metro area, is in town for “An Evening with Areva Martin” from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday Nov. 4, at St. Louis Public Radio.

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