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Black author Jennifer R. Farmer leads discussion during Black History Month

Farmer wrote First & Only: A Black Woman’s Guide To Thriving At Work and In Life to highlight the racism, sexism, classism and homophobia that Black women experience at work and in life.

Author and social justice publicist Jennifer R. Farmer will participate in San Antonio College’s African American Read-In program during Black History Month 2022. The African American Read-In program centers Black authors and literature. Farmer will headline a talk at the college and host an intimate small-group session on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. beginning at 10:50 a.m. CST. Farmer’s book “First and Only: A Black Woman’s Guide to Thriving at Work and in Life” has been selected as a book of note for the read-in program.

“I am excited to join students and faculty at San Antonio College for the African American Read-In program,” Farmer said. “I am coming to share a message of healing and hope for Black women and girls, Latinos and anyone who knows what it feels like to exist as the first or only.”

Farmer wrote “First and Only” to highlight the racism, sexism, classism and homophobia that Black women experience at work and in life. Published by Broadleaf Books in February 2021, the book is already resonating with readers. It was featured on United Methodist Women’s 2021-2022 Reading List and was also a finalist for the 2021 Non-Obvious Book Awards. Initially released as a hardcover title, the book will be rereleased as a paperback in fall 2022.

In addition to writing, Farmer is the founder of Spotlight PR LLC and the Center for Social Justice Leadership, a training entity that supports leaders and organizations committed to racial and social justice. Throughout her career, Farmer has worked with businessman, television host and Grammy Award-winning rapper Michael Render, pka Killer Mike; Bishop William J. Barber II; Rev. Dr. Brianna K. Parker; Nkechi Taifa; Pastor Michael McBride; author Edgar Villanueva; former Ohio 11th Congressional District candidate Nina Turner; inventor Freddie Figgers; and more.

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