Loading Events

« All Events

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An Evening with Luis Miranda, Jr., Father of Lin-Manuel Miranda

Organizer

Books & Books

Details

Date:
May 20
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue

Coral Gables Congregational Church
3010 De Soto Blvd.
Coral Gables, 33134 United States
+ Google Map

The Books & Books Literary Foundation Presents…

AN EVENING WITH LUIS MIRANDA, JR.

discussing

Relentless: My Story of the Latino Spirit That Is Transforming America 

(Hachette Books, $30)

Monday, May 20th, 7 PM

Coral Gables Congregational Church

3010 De Soto Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134

GET TICKETS HERE


As part of our special Democracy Week: the Books & Books Literary Foundation is delighted to present Luis Miranda, Jr., Latino trailblazer and father of Hamilton creator Lin Manuel Miranda, presenting his riveting new memoir: Relentless: My Story of the Latino Spirit That Is Transforming America (Hachette Books, $30). Essential reading from an expert voice: Luis A. Miranda Jr.’s personal and political memoir reveals a deep understanding of Latino culture and how to build community to change our world for the better.

Each ticket admits up to two (1) guest into the venue and includes one (1) copy of RELENTLESS.


About the Book:

Essential reading from an expert voice: Luis A. Miranda Jr.’s personal and political memoir reveals a deep understanding of Latino culture and how to build community to change our world for the better.

A veteran of New York and national politics, Luis Miranda embodies the relentless spirit of progress of American immigrants.

There is no one on the Latino, New York, and national political scene with the breadth of experience, passion, and storytelling charm of Luis Miranda. In Relentless, he shares a fascinating narrative of his life and career—from his early days as a radically minded Puerto Rican activist to his decades of political advice and problem-solving.

Miranda recounts the thrill of the ascendency of Hamilton, created by his son Lin-Manuel, and he details the suffering after the devastation of Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria. Amid the triumphs and challenges, Miranda examines what his experience reveals about our ever-changing politics, demographics, and society.


About the Author:

Luis A. Miranda Jr. arrived in New York City from Puerto Rico in 1974 to study psychology at NYU but soon found himself drawn to community action when he organized his neighbors to fight for better schools for their children. In the 1980s he was a special advisor for Hispanic Affairs to Mayor Ed Koch, and he continued to serve in key roles for the Dinkins and Giuliani administrations. As a founding partner of the MirRam Group, Miranda has consulted on several successful political campaigns, including the senatorial campaigns of Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, Senator Chuck Schumer, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Most recently he managed New York Attorney General Letitia James’ successful reelection. Miranda is the founding president of the Hispanic Federation and is currently the chairperson of the Latino Victory Fund, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, Viva Broadway, and the Public Theater. He is a board member of The City, and former chair of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center.