An Evening With Sunny Hostin*
Oct 21, 2020
Join us for an evening with Emmy Award-winning legal journalist and co-host of The View Sunny Hostin, speaking about her new book I Am These Truths: A Memoir of Identity, Justice, and Living Between Worlds. The conversation will be moderated by Mark K. Updegrove, President and CEO of the LBJ Foundation.
The program will premiere at 7:00 pm CDT on Wednesday, October 21. A link to view will be emailed to registrants earlier that day. We will not be taking comments or questions live— please submit your questions in advance, as part of the registration process, to help streamline the program. We welcome your comments on our Facebook and YouTube channels.
About the speaker:
Four-time Emmy Award-winner Sunny Hostin has been a co-host of The View since 2016. A gifted storyteller, she has brought clarity and context to some of the biggest stories of the past decade, including the Bernie Madoff scandal, the unrest in Ferguson and Baltimore, the AME church shooting in Charleston, and the Bill Cosby rape case. She won two Emmys for her work as a correspondent for ABC’s Good Morning America and one for her work as a correspondent for the ABC News Special, The President and the People.
Hostin began her career as an appellate law clerk and rose to Assistant U.S. Attorney. She was awarded the Special Achievement Award by Attorney General Janet Reno for her prosecution of child sexual predators.
About the book:
Sunny Hostin chronicles her journey from growing up in a South Bronx housing project to becoming an assistant U.S. attorney and journalist in this powerful memoir that offers an intimate and unique look at identity, intolerance, and injustice.
“What are you?” has followed Hostin from the beginning of her story, as she grew up half Puerto Rican and half African American, raised by teenage parents in the South Bronx. Escaping poverty and the turbulence of her early life through hard work, a bit of luck and earning academic scholarships to college and law school, she immersed herself in the workings of the criminal justice system. In Washington, D.C., Hostin became a federal prosecutor, soon parlaying her wealth of knowledge of the legal system into a successful career as a legal journalist.
Today, an inescapable voice from the top echelons of news and entertainment, Hostin uses her platform to advocate for social justice and give a voice to the marginalized. Timely, poignant, and moving, I Am These Truths is the story of a woman living between two worlds and learning to bridge them together to fight for what’s right.
Signed, bookplated copies of I Am These Truths can be purchased from The Store at LBJ. Books will be shipped to the address provided unless you choose curbside pick-up during the check-out process. Curbside pick-up is offered every Friday from 10am-2pm.
Please note: the LBJ Presidential Library remains closed; this is an online event.
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