The Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon has created a new event series featuring high profile leaders from across a broad spectrum of society who will join the club to help fulfill its mission of developing today’s youth into tomorrow’s leaders. The Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon Community Conversations Series launches on Wednesday, March 24 with Sister Souljah, author, educator of underclass youth and political activist. Her national bestseller, “The Coldest Winter Ever,” is considered the definitive novel of the hip-hop generation. She has worked to support the African-American community by creating a national youth and student movement, and she is credited for serving homeless families, creating academic, cultural and recreational after-school programs, weekend academies and sleepaway summer camps.
“It is an honor to have the opportunity to sit with literary legend Sister Souljah to discuss the highly anticipated sequel to ‘The Coldest Winter Ever,’” said Traci Alexander, director of development at the Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon. “As a young girl, I recall falling into the rapture of “Winter Santiaga,” and I could not turn the pages fast enough to see what she would do next. I am excited for Sister Souljah’s readers to have the opportunity to ask questions. It’s been nearly 22 years, and we are so ready for her.”
The Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon will present this program in partnership with the Greater Hudson Valley Chapter and Westchester County chapters of The Links Inc. The Zoom event room will open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free, but registration is required. Autographed copies of Sister Souljah’s New York Times best seller “Life After Death” are available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon.