Join us as we welcome George M. Johnson, author of All Boys Aren't Blue and We Are Not Broken and motivational speaker and consultant George "Conscious" Lee
Where: Kindred Stories Reading Garden - 2304 Stuart St.
How: Purchase ticket or RSVP with copy of All Boys Aren't Blue or We Are Not Broken
George M Johnson is an Award-Winning Black Non-Binary Writer, Author, and Executive Producer located in the LA area. They are the author of the New York Times Bestselling Author of the Young Adult memoir All Boys Aren’t Blue discussing their adolescence growing up as a young Black Queer boy in New Jersey through a series of powerful essays. The book was optioned for Television by Gabrielle Union.
As a former journalist, George has written for major outlets including Teen Vogue, Entertainment Tonight, NBC, and Buzzfeed. In 2019 was awarded the Salute to Excellence Award by the National Association of Black Journalists for their article “When Racism Anchors your Health” in Vice Magazine.
George was listed on The Root 100 Most Influential African Americans in 2020. The Out 100 Most Influential LGBTQ People in 2021. And in 2022 was honored as one of the TIME100 Next Most Influential People in the World.
Their second memoir WE ARE NOT BROKEN was released in September of 2021. It received the Carter G. Woodson Award which recognizes books that “accurately and sensitively depict the experience of one or more historically marginalized racial/ethnic groups in the United States”. The book also received the Nonfiction Honor Book in the YA category from the International Literacy Association.
In 2021 they wrote and Executive Produced the Dramatic Reading of All Boys Aren’t Blue starring Jenifer Lewis and Dyllon Burnside which received a 2022 Special Recognition Award from GLAAD.
George is also a proud HBCU alum twice over, and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated.
Social media sensation Conscious Lee isn’t your typical Professor, Education Consultant, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Professional and you don’t want him to be.
The Bryan, Texas Native has over 2 million followers on social media, being named YouTube Content Creator Choice of The Year 2022. Mr. Lee has a virtual presence that impacts many as a current Young Turks Contributor and apart of YouTube
Black Voice Creator Class of 2022. This intellectual debating, hip hop dancing, thought-provoking, and workshop facilitating keynote speaker proves that Black intellectuals don’t have to play respectability politics to deliver a message that resonates. Conscious has over 9 years of experience in education and over 6 years of experience in consulting.