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Black Sheep: Meet Author Ray Studevent

Black Sheep: Meet Author Ray Studevent

Join us as Ray Studevent discusses his book Black Sheep: A Blue-Eyed Negro Speaks of Abandonment, Belonging, Racism, and Redemption. Born to a White, heroin-addicted mother and a Black, violently alcoholic father, his childhood in Washington, DC was a chaotic mix of substance abuse, death and neglect. Salvation came at age five when he was adopted into a loving, stable home by his father’s uncle, Calvin, and his wife, Lemell. But that is just the beginning of the story…

About Ray "Ben" Studevent

Ray Studevent Is a mixed-race child whose unique look led him to fight a racial identity crisis his entire life. Each time he entered a room, he had to decide whether it was better to be Black or White. His personal and career journey ebbed and flowed, taking him to prison, fatherhood, and gigs in comedy clubs, modeling, and stock-market research. In all these varied experiences, he realized that race played a critical role. 


This program is appropriate for ages 18 and above. An invitation to join this virtual talk will be sent to participants one day prior to the event. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Register by clicking on the "Begin Registration" button (below). 

Related LibGuide: My Perfect Read by Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL)

Friday, June 17, 2022
12:00pm - 1:00pm
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This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are 50 in-person seats available. There are 50 online seats available.

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