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Event List Calendar

Television. Radio. Newspaper interviews. Lectures. Book clubs. Churches. The authors of Tasting Freedom have events like these scheduled this month and next, are planning more each week.

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February 24, 2012

Feb 24: Life Long Learning at Temple

It’s a good bet that it will be cold outside, but we’ll be cozy indoors as we speak at the morning Friday Forum of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Temple University’s center-city campus. In addition to OLLI students, this event is open to the public, so please stop by to Room 222, 1515 Market Street. We’ll be signing and selling books as well. The formal event is 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., but we’ll try and get there around 10 to chat with folks.

Start: February 24, 2012 10:30 am
End: February 24, 2012 10:30 am
Venue: TeTemple University, Center City
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1515 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19102

February 9, 2012

Feb. 9: Kensington High School

We’re going to our second school in a row, this time making a visit to Aileen Halligan’s African American history class at Kensington High School from 11:45 a.m. to about 1 p.m. Like to invite you all to join us, but this is going to be a small group limited to high schoolers and teachers. Aileen’s dad, Ed, is an old University City buddy of ours. We’ll be there at about the same time as spring training starts in Florida, so maybe we’ll talk a little Philadelphia baseball, Octavius Catto style.

Start: February 9, 2012 11:45 am
End: February 9, 2012 1:00 pm
Venue: Kensington High School
Phone: 215-291-5420
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2501 E. Cumberland Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19125

January 19, 2012

Jan. 19: Tatnall School

We rise early today and drive south to Delaware to speak to students at the prestigious Tatnall School in suburban Wilmington. This college preparatory institution is a well-known educational diamond in the state. This is the week that Rev. Martin Luther King’s birthday is celebrated and we will be sure to connect Octavius Catto with Dr. King.

Start: January 19, 2012 8:50 am
End: January 19, 2012 9:50 am
Venue: Tatnall School
Phone: 302-998-2292
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1501 Barley Mill Road, Wilmington, DE, United States, 19807

January 18, 2012

Jan. 18: Cathedral Village

We head northwest into the Andorra neighborhood of Philadelphia and visit with the Cathedral Village retirement community. Our event is at 7:30 p.m. and we’ll be there until about 9 p.m. If you are a relative or a friend of a Cathedral Village resident, please stop by. We’ll be reading, answering questions, and selling and signing copies of the book.

Start: January 18, 2012 7:30 pm
End: January 18, 2012 9:00 pm
Venue: Cathedral Village
Phone: 215-487-1300
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600 E. Cathedral Road, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19128

December 14, 2011

Dec. 14: Asso of Philadelphia Tour Guides

We do a tour of our book for Philly tour guides at their monthly meeting at Bridget Foy’s Restaurant, 2nd and South Streets. Not open to the public, but we’re told that members often bring spouses and friends — so make a friend of a tour guide. We’ll be signing and selling books after our 7 p.m. event.

Start: December 14, 2011 7:00 pm
End: December 14, 2011 8:00 pm
Venue: bridget foy's
Phone: 215-922-1813
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200 South street, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 19147

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