Award-Winning Author Pamela Samuels Young Featured at “OASC at the Bilbrew” Inaugural Event on Saturday, June 29

Our Authors Study Club welcomes new members and launches “OASC at the Bilbrew” event series featuring award-winning author Pamela Samuels Young at the A.C. Bilbrew Library

(EZ Newswire)

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LOS ANGELES, CA -- Our Authors Study Club (OASC), an organization dedicated to making the world more aware of, connected to, and invested in the African American and African diaspora experience, announced today the launch of a new initiative. "OASC at the Bilbrew" will feature special events at the A.C. Bilbrew Library, with the inaugural event scheduled for Saturday, June 29, 2024. The event will showcase award-winning author Pamela Samuels Young and her upcoming mystery novels, "The Law of Karma" and "Sounds Like a Plan," set for release on July 9. Additionally, OASC will introduce new members, highlight the Black Resource Center, and the incredible Black art and mask collection and other resources available at the library. The event is free to the public and takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. PT. Please RSVP at www.tinyurl.com/BilbrewJune.

Event Details

When: June 29, 2024 from 1 to 5 p.m. PT
Where: A.C. Bilbrew Library at 150 E El Segundo Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90061
Who: Everyone is invited and admission is free
How: RSVP preferred at www.tinyurl.com/BilbrewJune

Event Schedule

1 p.m.: Reception, library tour, OASC marketplace, and book sales
2 p.m.: Welcome new members and membership meeting
3 p.m.: Author talk and discussion / Book signing
4 p.m.: Networking
5 p.m.: Program ends

About Author Pamela Samuels Young

Pamela Samuels Young is an attorney and author of more than a dozen legal thrillers. Her novel "Anybody’s Daughter" won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Fiction. A former television news writer, Pamela is a native of Compton, California, and a graduate of USC, Northwestern University and UC Berkeley School of Law. Her most recent legal thriller is "The Law of Karma." "Sounds Like a Plan," co-written with Dwayne Alexander Smith goes on sale July 9, 2024. You can visit her website at www.pamelasamuelsyoung.com.

This initiative, co-sponsored by the Los Angeles County's Second District, is crucial as it provides an amplified opportunity for discovery of the resources of the A.C. Bilbrew Library, the important repository of Black history information and memorabilia available to all for research held by the Black Resource Center and promotes African American voices that need to be heard and celebrated. By showcasing talented authors like Pamela Samuels Young, OASC is increasing the awareness and in-person interactions with Black American writers, while ensuring that their stories are not overlooked, and the genre continues as an important source of inspiration and exploration.

The release of this announcement is significant as it aligns with OASC's mission to promote Black history and culture. By hosting events like "OASC at the Bilbrew," the club is fulfilling its goal of igniting conversations while creating opportunities for everyone to engage with African American experiences.  This effort continues to promote the national theme for Black History Month 2024: African Americans and the Arts in a way that is both tangible and inspirational.

According to Lura Daniels Ball, President of Our Authors Study Club, "We are thrilled to launch the  'OASC at the Bilbrew' event series and provide a space for Black voices to be heard, to welcome our new members, support the Black Resource Center, and to revive the knowledge of who A.C. Bilbrew was. A.C. Bilbrew was extremely important to the early development of the Black community, serving as a poet, musician, suffragette, community leader, and role model. Among her many firsts, she was the host of LA's first African-American radio music program, 'The Gold Hour,' in the early 1940s and an announcer on 'The Bronze Hour,' which she produced with icon Gilbert Lindsay. This initiative is a testament to our commitment to honoring the contributions of Black Americans and ensuring that their stories are recognized while being relevant today."

Our Authors Study Club plans to expand the "OASC at the Bilbrew" event series to include more authors, teen programs, medial literacy and a youth debate program. The next "OASC at the Bilbrew" event is scheduled for Saturday, August 10, 2024, and features author Dr. Donna J. Nicol, Associate Dean for Personnel and Curriculum in the College of Liberal Arts at California State University Long Beach (CSULB) and author of the new title "Black Woman on Board: Claudia Hampton, the California State University, and the Fight to Save Affirmative Action," a look into the leadership strategies that Black women educators have employed as influential power brokers in predominantly white colleges and universities in the United States. OASC also aims to collaborate with other organizations to further promote Black history and culture.

To join our mailing list and get more information about Our Authors Study Club membership, programs, scholarships and the "OASC at the Bilbrew" event series, visit https://oascla.org or email vassie@oascla.org. Parking is free on a first-come basis.

About Our Authors Study Club

Located in Los Angeles, Our Authors Study Club is a community of dedicated individuals who are passionate about Black history: past, present, and future. Our mission is to promote awareness, connection, and investment in the African American and African diaspora experience by providing opportunities for everyone to engage with our history through culture, scholarship, technology, and research. We foster meaningful conversations around the African and African American experience that inspire new books, films, artistic expressions, music, podcasts, blogs, and social interactions across diverse communities.

OASC is committed to preserving our heritage and legacy, which has often been underrepresented in mainstream history, literature, and media. We strive to ensure that libraries, museums, schools, and media that participate in institutionalized bias do not ignore Black lives. We believe that Black history is not just a part of American history, but it is American history. We take pride in recognizing, amplifying, and honoring the contributions of Black Americans.

For more information, visit https://oascla.org. Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/OurAuthorsStudyClub.

Media Contact

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