Friday, November 11, 2022 – 6:00pm

The Ivy Bookshop – 5928 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21209

Did you read Lawrence Brown’s The Black Butterfly, one of The Ivy’s top sellers of 2022? Did you ever imagine that Dr. Brown would lead you in a board game version of the book?  We can’t wait to bring this very vision to life on November 11, when Dr. Brown will lead us in playing Urban Cipher: The Afrofuturist Learning Board Game that he has created in league with graphic artist Andre Budo. 

This will be our first ever indoor event at The Ivy, and masks will be required. Space is limited to create a cozy environment with the ability to gather around a board, so RSVP quickly below!

Come for the meaningful reframing of Monopoly, stay for the surprise Legos…

Click here to RSVP!

Click here to reserve your copy of The Black Butterfly, now in paperback!

Lawrence T. Brown is an equity scientist, urban Afrofuturist, and the director of the Black Butterfly Academy, a virtual racial equity education and consulting firm.  From 2013-2019, he served as an assistant and associate professor at Morgan State University in the School of Community Health and Policy.  In June 2018, he was honored by OSI Baltimore with the Bold Thinker award for sparking critical discourse regarding Baltimore’s racial segregation. 

In 2020, he directed the US COVID-19 Atlas work and response for the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps program in partnership with the University of Chicago Center for Spatial Data Science.  His first book The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in January 2021. In 2021-2022, Dr. Brown will be working as a research scientist in the new Center for Urban Health Equity at Morgan State University. 

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