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Hackerman Foundation Best & Next Series: Karamo Brown

FREE tickets for Zoom Webinar and Facebook Live go on sale September 16 at 9am. Click here to register.

Karamo Brown will be in conversation with Heidi Daniel, Enoch Pratt Free Library CEO & President.

Karamo Brown is a three-time Emmy Winner and Culture Expert on the Netflix reboot of Queer Eye. For the Hackerman Foundation Best & Next Series, Karamo Brown will speak to growth through uncomfortable conversations and using one’s uniqueness to create success. His memoir, Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope, explores how the challenges in his own life have allowed him to forever transform the lives of those in need. In addition to his TV work, he’s a podcast host and children’s author. Beginning his television career in 2004 as a housemate on the MTV hit reality series The Real World, Brown was the first openly-gay African- American in the history of reality television. Karamo was the recipient of the 2018 Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award. He was also invited by the Obama Administration to work with the White House to create policy and legislation supporting LGBTQ youth and their allies after school hours.Karamo worked as a licensed social worker for over a decade before transitioning into media.

Send questions for Karamo Brown to by September 29, to be answered during the live program.

ASL interpretation will be available to attendees.

Visit to order your copy of Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope.

Thank you to our program supporters: The Ruth Enlow Library, Carroll County Public Library, Prince George's County Memorial Library System, Worcester County Library, Anne Arundel County Public Library, Howard County Library System.

This lecture is made possible by the Hackerman Foundation.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Event Type

Writers LIVE!, Best & Next Series, Virtual Event, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Age Group

Adults, Seniors

Compass Category

Best & Next Series

Event Publisher

Tracy Dimond - for Adults

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Jennifer Nibali May

Jennifer Nibali May left a positive review 9/29/2020

Great event! Karamo warms the soul.

Christopher Providence

Christopher Providence left a positive review 9/29/2020

I greatly enjoyed the Sept. 30th talk with Karamo Brown. He is an engaging, lively speaker with a warm, compassionate, friendly personality and a great sense of humor. He is refreshingly honest and direct, and he shared powerful insights, helpful information, and useful suggestions. His message of self- love, acceptance, inclusion, representation, and self-empowerment are much needed, especially now. Heidi Daniel did an excellent job as moderator. I'm glad I attended this event.

John Shields

John Shields left a positive review 9/29/2020

I had only seen the TV show "Queer Eye" once so I have little reference to Karamo in the past. I was SUPER impressed by his appeal for the need of mental health advice (not just get a new haircut or rug) for all and he spoke so sincerely. I also liked what he said about BLM and it made me more sensitive to the movement. His 2 children are blessed to have him as a parent who successfully juggles a public and private life.
Bravo, Karamo !!!