Inspired by his brilliance as a writer, poet, storyteller, teacher, and lover of learning, Urban Consulate will present a special event with Jason Reynolds in Detroit on Wednesday April 5, 2023.

The bestselling author Jason Reynolds will be in Detroit for a conversation with Urban Consulate host Orlando P. Bailey. The two will discuss the power of Black wisdom, imagination, and expertise in building more just and equitable communities.

Reynolds will headline the evening premiere of Urban Consulate: In Session — a new collection of recorded wisdom from visionary changemakers on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 6:30 p.m. at The Garden Theater, 3929 Woodward Avenue, in Detroit.

An Evening with Jason Reynolds will feature:

  • A conversation with Jason Reynolds, moderated by Orlando P. Bailey, host of Urban Consulate, co-host of Authentically Detroit, and Engagement Director of Bridge Detroit;
  • Premiere of Urban Consulate: In Session, a new collection of recorded wisdom on building more just and equitable communities, featuring jessica Care moore, Devita Davison, Shari Davis, Dr. Craig Wilkins, Darnell Adams and Orlando P. Bailey, with guest appearances by Yodit Mesfin Johnson and Candice Fortman;
  • Book sales and signing by Source Booksellers; and
  • Video and photography by Afrochine and Valaurian Waller.

Tickets are free to the public thanks to generous support from Ford Foundation and Skillman Foundation.


All ages welcome! Seating is limited; advance registration online:

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