All Our Kin announces that renowned author and speaker C. Nicole Mason will give a special presentation at its annual Fairfield County benefit on Wednesday, April 5, from 5:30-8 p.m., at the Bijou Theater in Bridgeport.
Dr. Mason is the executive director of the Center for Research and Policy in the Public Interest (CR2PI) at the New York Women's Foundation, and is a tireless advocate for social, economic, and racial justice. An expert and leader on the intersection of race, gender, and poverty in the United States, Dr. Mason has dedicated her life to highlighting and breaking down systemic barriers that stand in the way of equitable outcomes for low-income women and children of color. Born and raised by a single mother in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Mason first confronted these barriers at a very early age, a journey that she chronicles in her powerful new memoir Born Bright: A Young Girl's Journey from Nothing to Something in America. Thanks to the Tauck Family Foundation, 100 guests will receive free copies of the memoir.