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Virtual Author Talk: Felicia Harris in Conversation with Jaison Oliver - POSTPONED to September 16 at 7 PM CST
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Virtual Author Talk: Felicia Harris in Conversation with Jaison Oliver - POSTPONED to September 16 at 7 PM CST

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Presented in partnership with the HTX Book and Brunch Book Club.

Join us for a virtual author talk in celebration of Felicia Harris' debut book, First in the Family: Biblical Truths for Cycle Breakers. This conversation will be moderated by Jaison Oliver, an educator and community organizer.  

Event Deets:

When: Thursday, September 16 at 7:00 PM CST

Where: Virtual.  A live viewing link will be sent 24 hours prior to the event.

How: Registration is required by adding a ticket to your cart and checking out.  You have the option to grab a ticket for free, make a donation with your ticket, or purchase the book together with the ticket. 

We hope to see you there!

About the Book:

An unconventional story of embracing an abundant life unburdened by the weight of family ideals, influence, and imperfections.

We use words like “honor,” “loyalty,” and “tradition” to talk about our families. But behind closed doors, if you listen closely enough, you can hear the muffled sounds of suffering. If you are one of those people, take heart in knowing you are not alone. The good news is that you have a choice. You have the power to break the cycle of sameness. You can decide to do things differently. Even if it means being the first in your family to do so. Sometimes what God has planned for our future can only be achieved on the other side of family ties.

Join Felicia Harris and unburden yourself of the weight of family ideals, influences, and imperfections by choosing to believe that what you’ve always known is not all there is. First in the Family tells Felicia’s story and reveals biblical truths that serve to encourage cycle breakers—those who refuse to be held bound by the way things have always been. This is an unconventional story; but then again, the story of salvation was never conventional anyway.

About the Author:

FELICIA L. HARRIS, PHD, is a writer, speaker, and communication professor whose work has been featured in HuffPost, Faithfully Magazine, Our Bible App, and other publications. Her mission is to empower others to imagine beautiful futures for those who are often overlooked. She accomplishes this through academic scholarship and ministry work as an intercessory prayer warrior and small group leader. She lives in Houston, Texas, with her son, Omari, and their dog, Ray Charlie.

About the Moderator:

Jaison Oliver is an educator and an organizer with the BLMHTX/ImagiNoir Collective, building collaborative spaces in order to imagine and create more equitable communities where Black people can thrive. He also works with local and national organizations to fill multicultural and gender gaps in contemporary art history through Wikipedia edit-a-thons. Jaison blogs at and facilitates the Houston Afrofuturism Book Club, which gathers monthly to explore new worlds through Black speculative fiction.