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Auditorium Speaker Series in Washington, DC
Journalist and Author Mariana Atencio
Mariana Atencio is a journalist,
TED Talk speaker, influencer, and
award-winning news personality covering domestic and international assignments, breaking news, and special
reports. As a first-generation Latina

Mariana Atencio

who fled violence and oppression in
her native Venezuela, Atencio crossed
over from Spanish-to-English language
television. This session will take place
Monday, June 24 from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference &
Exhibition in Washington, DC.
Her life story and the message of her

Mariana Atencio
Auditorium Speaker

Monday 6/24 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Sponsored by HarperCollins
Christian Publishing

new book, Perfectly You: Embracing the
Power of Being Real, available Summer
2019, is grounded on the discovery of
how every single person can come to
find their own voice and purpose in
a seemingly broken world. But it goes
much further than an individual  discovery. She said,  "It  is precisely when

we harness our own voice that we, in turn,
have an opportunity to use it to create and
foster community." For Atencio, she's channeled it in storytelling that is cross-cultural,
cross-format, and cross-border. A feat that
would not have been possible were it not
for the events
of her life and
the stories
she has covered. Quoting
a line in her
book, "to be a
human bridge
- to show that
people on one
side were just
like the ones
on the other. I
kept thinking
about Maya
Angelou's famous quote,
'we are more alike, my friends, than we
are unalike.'  Why is it so hard for some to
understand that we are basically all one and
the same?"
This is her raison  d'etre, infused  in  her
philanthropic work with the DAR Learning
platform, which offers unlimited courses to
women across Latin America, and through
her involvement with the Children's Movement of Florida's "ReadingPals" program,
which recruits volunteers to read to young
children in pre-kindergarten classrooms and
libraries in neighborhoods across the state. 
Atencio has been named one of the top
young voices in American newsrooms, and
her awards include the Peabody Award
for  Investigative Journalism, the Gracie
Award,  and the National Association of
Hispanic Journalists' Latino Issues Award.
She studied at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Georgetown University, the London School of Economics,
and UCLA.
Get details and add to your schedule now.

Frank Miller

Tom Wheeler

Graphic Creative Forces
Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler
Graphic novelist  Frank Miller  is one of
the most influential and awarded creators
in comics and graphic novels. He is known
for his intense, hard-boiled storytelling, and
gritty noir aesthetic. Miller co-directed the
movie "Sin City," based on his graphic novel
by the same name, and executive produced the
action film "300," based on his comic book
series. His projects have been nominated
for the Cannes Film Festival's highest prize
award, the Palme d'Or and have won the
Harvey and Eisner Awards, including those
for Best Writer/Artist, Best Graphic Novel
Reprint, Best Cartoonist, Best Cover Artist,
Best Limited Series, and Best Short Story.
In 2015, Miller was inducted into the Will
Eisner Award Hall of Fame for his lifetime
contribution to the industry.
Screenwriter, producer, and comic
book artist Tom Wheeler has worked on "Empire,"  "The Cape," "Daredevil," "The Dark
Knight Returns," 300,"  and more. He is
best known as the screenwriter of  "Puss in
Boots" and "The Lego Ninjago Movie" and
he  also  wrote the story for the live-action
feature  "Dora the Explorer", scheduled for
2019 release. This session will take place Sunday, June 23 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the
2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

Frank Miller & Tom Wheeler
Auditorium Speaker
Sunday 6/23 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Sponsored by Simon &
in Washington, DC.
Together, Miller and Wheeler will
create and executive-produce  Cursed,
a 10-episode Netflix Original show
based on the book of the same name.
In Cursed, the Red Paladins are a bloodsoaked wind blowing across the British
Isles, fanning the flames of a holy crusade
led by the sinister Father Carden, who
aims to wipe Druids from the map.
Desperate for revenge against the group
who destroyed her family and her village,
budding Druid Nimue decides to team
up with a mysterious, charming young
man named Arthur and step into the
power she's been running from her whole
life. But what if, in her vengeance, she
loses her way? What if she forgets herself?
Wheeler will write the companion
book, with Miller providing the illustrations, available Fall 2019.
Get details and add to your schedule now.

Actor, Community Activist George Takei

George Takei

With an acting career spanning six decades,  George Takei  is known around
the world for his founding  role in the
acclaimed television series "Star Trek", in
which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman
of the Starship Enterprise. But Takei's story
goes where few stories have gone before.
He has become one of the country's leading figures in the fight for social justice,
LGBTQ rights, and marriage equality and
remains a powerful voice on issues ranging
from politics to pop culture.
In his upcoming graphic memoir, They
Called Us Enemy, available this summer,
the beloved actor, author, and activist revisits his haunting childhood in American
concentration camps, as one of 120,000
Japanese Americans imprisoned by the
U.S. government during World War II.
Experience the forces that shaped an

George Takei
Auditorium Speaker
Monday 6/24 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Sponsored by Top Shelf
American icon - and America itself - in this
gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty,
and love.  Hear firsthand from Takei, as well
as his co-authors Justin Eisinger and Steven
Scott and artist Harmony Becker, about this
dark chapter of our nation›s history and its
urgent relevance for our world today.
Takei has been a passionate advocate for social justice, an outspoken supporter of human
right issues, and a community activist. He has
served as the spokesperson for the Human
Rights Campaign's "Coming Out Project"

and was Cultural Affairs Chairman
of the Japanese American Citizens
League. He is also chairman emeritus
and a trustee of the Japanese American
National Museum in Los Angeles.
He was appointed to the Japan-U.S.
Friendship Commission by President
Clinton, and the government of Japan
awarded Takei the Order of the Rising
Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, for his
contribution to U.S.-Japanese relations. The decoration was conferred by
His Majesty, Emperor Akihito, at the
Imperial Palace in Tokyo.  Mashable.
com named Takei the most influential
person on Facebook, with 10.4 million likes and 2.8 million followers
on Twitter. 
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