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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Juneteenth Book Launch — “Why Black Lives Matter (Too): A Revolutionary Call to Action”

Why Black Lives Matter (Too) By Mary Canty Merrill

Bookcover and author, Mary Canty Merrill

Denver, CO — The Black Lives Matter movement evolved as a protest against police brutality. Spearheaded by Mary Canty Merrill, Ph.D., Why Black Lives Matter (Too) extends beyond police brutality to revolutionize the national conversation about racial injustice and inequality and address a range of hot button issues and racial disparities that disproportionately impact the Black community.

This multi-contributor anthology comprises curated essays written by fifty diverse social justice advocates from across the nation. This compelling call to action will challenge you to confront your long-held values and beliefs about Black lives and confront your own white privilege and fragility as you examine racial justice and equality in a revolutionary way.

The release date, June 19th, is set to coincide with Juneteenth—also known as Independence Day or Freedom Day—a holiday commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in June 1865, and more generally the emancipation of African American slaves throughout the Confederate South.

All proceeds will benefit The Sentencing Project, a leader in the effort to bring national attention to inequities in the criminal justice system, promote reforms in sentencing policy, address unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocate for alternatives to incarceration.


About the Book:
Why Black Lives Matter (Too)
By Mary Canty Merrill, Ph.D.
Published by Author House
ISBN: 978-1-5246-0120-1 (soft cover)
ISBN: 978-1-5246-0119-5 (eBook)
Available June 19, 2016 online at: www.authorhouse.com; www.amazon.com; and www.barnesandnoble.com.


About the Author and Editor
Dr. Mary Canty Merrill is an Industrial & Organizational Psychologist who has spent more than twenty-five years motivating and inspiring clients and audiences across the country to step out of their comfort zone and into their personal power. She began her career in corporate America and is currently the President & COO of Merrill Consulting Associates, LLC, an organizational consulting firm in Denver, Colorado. She is also the founder of Voices for Equality, a social media community dedicated to advocacy for freedom and justice for all.

For more information about Why Black Lives Matter (Too) or to schedule an interview, media appearance and/or book signings with Mary or a contributing author(s), please contact her at mcanty@merrillca.com or 303-486-6861 or visit www.marycantymerrillauthor.com.


Mary Canty Merrill, PhD